Vegetables are an extremely important part of any food storage plan. Vegetables can either be grown in the home garden, typically as annuals, or purchased in storeable forms. Vegetables are responsible for providing some caloric value, but are primarily needed for their many vitamins and minerals.
Vegetables can be stored in a variety of ways. Some vegetables simply need a cool, dry and dark place like a root cellar and can last for several weeks to months. Others will benefit from a more involved preservation method like canning, dehydrating, or freezing. Each method has it's own advantages and disadvantages for the longevity of the vegetable being stored, and nutrition preservation.