Should Sawdust And Wood Chips Be Damp When Used To Store Vegetables

Question From: W. Sharp - Maple Valley, Washington, United States
Q: When storing beets in sawdust, wood chips, should they also be damp?

A: No, do not moisten them. In the old days root vegetables were stored in root cellars. They were cool and damp and dark. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy