Last year we didn’t have the best of luck keeping the onions or the squash all the way through the winter. We are still learning and will continue to learn.
This year, hubby has a plan. We purchased another drying rack like this one that I hang my clothes on in the laundry room in the winter.
He set it up in our basement in the coolest spot as we don’t have a real root cellar. Then he built these “boxes” to set on the rack, making it seem more like a shelf.
As you can see the “boxes” all have strong wire bottoms.
This allows air to flow all around the items that are placed in the racks. Right now I have two full of onions.
Soon one will be filled with sweet potatoes and one with squash.
I know it’s early in the season but so far, this method is working well. Being everything is spread out I “caught” a couple onions before they turned bad.
Next year I am planning to plant more potatoes…so maybe, we’ll need another drying rack…with more boxes of course.
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