I love the idea of a root cellar but being an apartment dweller in Brooklyn, New York there isn't much of a chance of me having one. Even if I had a cellar it would probably be a 1 bedroom apartment rental by now. So instead of a cellar I am considering using separate baskets to store the apples, potatoes, onions and other root vegetables that I frequently cook with.
Once again while in Home Depot's plant and garden section I was inspired by planting items that could have another life as fruit and veggie storage.
These hanging baskets come in a variety of designs and woods and range from $8 -12. They are all plastic lined and pre-chained. A number of them can be hung from the ceiling in a staggered formation using the weight appropriate hooks and chains.