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Old 02-19-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Maine
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It should be. If it's too humid you an cover the floor with a large piece of plastic. It makes a big difference in moisture in the air, mold and wood rot. Just be sure to keep it all off the floor.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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[quote=Maine Writer;2876300]It should be. If it's too humid you an cover the floor with a large piece of plastic. It makes a big difference in moisture in the air, mold and wood rot. Just be sure to keep it all off the floor.[/QUO

Thanks, we are going to give it a try. I have ALL those seeds and 5 acres of land to plant. I will need someplace to store some of it.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Molds and fungi growing in a basement / root cellar can be knocked down very nicely using a spray bottle filled with Apple Cidar Vinegar. If you need a second treatment then use a bleach water solution [a qt of water with a Tblspn of bleach].

I have used these and I alternate between them.

Growing mushrooms in our crawlspace, I need to keep the 'wild fungi' under control.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good topic! My husband laughs at me as in Atlanta we have a furnished "basement with a private entrance. I call it "the cellah". And I am NOT "going down to the cellah again!" Every one here says, "go to the basement". Everyone here tilts their head and gives me the RCA dog look.

Our cellar back in the day had a window we could remove to throw a cord of wood in, the other side housed a washer and dryer and junk. Us kids made a lounge area near the wood stove. We also kept the huge bag of poatoes from the County in the cool corner near the wood. It only flooded once a year. What a bargain!

Last edited by CreditWitch; 02-20-2008 at 06:40 AM.. Reason: I cant spell
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Our cellar back in the day had a window we could remove to throw a cord of wood in, the other side housed a washer and dryer and junk. Us kids made a lounge area near the wood stove. We also kept the huge bag of poatoes from the County in the cool corner near the wood. It only flooded once a year. What a bargain!
Your cellar sounds like ours. We threw our firewood into the cellar through the bilco door. Thanks to the woodstove being down there we never had cold floors. The washer and dryer were on the opposite side. The only thing that came in through a window was the deer my uncle showed up with early one morning. I thought my mother would kill him!
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