It is advisable to store vegetables in the basement in the basement only until spring. Since in the spring, as a rule, all of them begin to lose their presentation intensively, they begin to wither, dry and rot. Therefore, part of the vegetables is best stored under the snow.
This storage method came to us from deep antiquity, and is very reliable.
In order to do this, it is necessary in winter, when real cold has already come and piled a lot of snow in more or less warm weather (by winter, of course, standards) to choose an even place on their site. At this place you need to make a snow bed. On this bed you need to put in one row of cabbage cabbage. The cabbage should be filled with snow on top. The thickness of the snow should be at least a meter. Put a layer of hay or straw in the snow (you can just boards). This is done so that the snow melts more slowly.
In the same way, you can snow potatoes, beets, carrots, onions or garlic. They should be placed in boxes (wooden). Then close the boxes with roofing material or polyethylene film. Bury the boxes with a meter layer of snow and cover with hay or straw.
Under such conditions, the temperature will constantly stay around the zero mark, and your vegetables will be well stored.
It is very important that the snow under the masonry of vegetables does not melt, and snow water does not get on top.
These vegetables are not susceptible to diseases and will not lose their germination.
You can also store seedlings that you bought late and did not have time to put in the ground in the fall. So you can save seedlings of all crops intended for the garden.
As long as there is no snow in sufficient quantities, seedlings should be temporarily stored in a cold room (basement, loggia or balcony, shed), and then move to the street to the equipment.
But you first need to pack the root system, using for this purpose, moss, sawdust, rags, peat or sand. Then the seedlings need to be wrapped in a polyethylene film and tightly tied (to exclude air gaps in the root necks and roots).
Packaging with seedlings must be placed in a snow bed (in one row) and filled on top with a meter layer of snow.
It turns out well the conduct of the snowy conservation of winter vaccinations of seedlings, cuttings and strands. It should start it at the end of winter or early spring.
Some gardeners for conservation of fresh carrots and garlic until spring leave part of the harvest in the garden without digging them.
Carrots and garlic are very winter under the snow roof and in the spring you can only dig them and eat them. Carrots with garlic will be as fresh as dug in the fall.