I often dehydrate melons, squash and cucumbers. The melons and cucumbers are great as a sweet snack.
Jan White wrote:I love that you have a "storage midden."
Pearl Sutton wrote:Old thread, but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents. If that had been my dehydrators crashing (and it has, I dehydrate a lot) and I had anything other than rain going, I'd have taken those trays, as is, outside and put them on something like an oven rack held up by bricks (for air flow,) not stacked, just laid out flat. Toss a sheet over them to keep flies off, and it's better than zero. They'll dry, and you won't lose your produce. Pearl's half assed emergency solar dehydrator (TM.)
I did something similar over the winter when I had problems, only I did it in the house, and put a small heater by it, and a fan. It worked, slower than the dehydrators I had running (I got 100 pounds of button mushrooms for $30.00!!) but it worked. Plus the house was warmer and mushroom scented ;)
Dan Boone wrote: I'd have to have engineered some sort of sealed fabric cube that would pass air but not gnats or ants.
Pearl Sutton wrote:It's surprising how well sheets work for that. Laying most things out on the sheet is not a good idea (think fruit imbedded in it) but with trays, as an expedient, it works. Lay sheet on rack, add trays, pull the other half over.
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