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Trash Can Root Cellar – It’s no fun to grow an abundance of carrots, parsnips and potatoes only to throw them away a few months later because they’ve rotted into mush. That’s what happened this year, and we’re dying for a basement here in Los Angeles. What we really need is a root cellar, but the idea of digging a giant hole is daunting. But we’ve found a way around the investment of time and money with the Trash Can Root Cellar. It’s pretty straight forward: dig a hole, drop in a metal trash can with a tight fitting lid, provide some tiny holes for ventilation, and add veggies between layers of sand or straw. Put the lid on and cover the area with a tarp or a bale of straw. It’s easy access to extra storage when you need it most. Find more info about building small-scale root cellars in the December Gardenerd Gazette.