The storing of vegetables for winter use has come to be important. The joys of having a large variety of choice garden produce available for the table at any time are no longer confined to growing season. Because we are thrifty today and plan for the morrow, we gather our crops in the fall and store them for winter use.
In spite of its importance, comparatively little research work has been done on the problems of storage. AS a result we are still employing many of the same methods that were devised by our forefathers, except in the case of cold storage, which is strictly a modern institution. The fact that we continue to use old methods, however, speaks well for them; otherwise, they would be abandoned.
Underlying the practice of storing vegetables are some fundamental principles which are easily understood an which are also helpful, for they tell us the "why" in our storage operations.
Merrill, M. C., "Circular No. 26 - Storing Vegetables for Winter" (1917). UAES Circulars. Paper 22.