Can I store my root vegetables in an uninsulated garage?
I have a big dilemma!! I need to store a moderate amount of root vegs, onions, leeks this winter. I had intended to build a proper insulated root cellar room in the basement, but our brick walls are making ventilation impossible, and the basement itself is pretty warm from the furnace. Without being able to let in cold outside air, I dont think it'll be cold enough!
So I am desperately looking for alternatives. we have a brick garage, unheated and uninsulated. How cold do you think it would have to get outside before it's too cold in there for storage? I have a smallish harvest this year so am probably looking for only 2-3 months storage....
Any other ideas appreciated. I considered the garbage can-in-the-ground method but our soil is clay and ridiculously difficult to dig. But this might be the best option. Anyone know if it works in Maine winters (down to about zero degrees most winters, mostly like 15-30 degrees night temps though.)