"Winter Vitamins" by Brian Kaller
To have winter vegetables cabbages, roots and all, can be brought indoors and kept for 2 months or more. Root vegetables can be stored indoors in sand or soil. Seeds can be sprouted to be used as vegetables. Cabbage can be fermented into sauerkraut. Cucumbers can be preserved in brine or vinegar.
Chicory roots with soil can be brought indoors, kept in a warm place, and covered with a bucket to keep out light and shoots will grow that are much lighter in color and less bitter than the usual chicory greens. The new shoots can be chopped into a salad with other vegetablbe such as cabbage and celery. Add a dressing such as mayonaise and lemon juice for good flavor.
Alan Detwiler, author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future; bio at