Short Term Refrigeration in a Warm Climate

by SusieQ
(St. Augustine FL)

Pot-in-Pot Refrigeration

Pot-in-Pot Refrigeration

If living in a warm climate and you find yourself without electricity, the following tip may be used for short-term storage of fresh vegetables:

Take 2 clay garden pots of varying sizes (plain Terra Cotta pots work best) and nest them together leaving at least 1.5 to 2 inches of space between the pots.

Fill this gap between the pots with clean sand. Then dampen the sand with water. Place fresh veggies inside the smallest pot and cover with a damp towel. Keep the sand and towel continually moist, and use a shady location. The veggies will stay cool for several days during a power outage.


Excellent advice, Susie!

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