Do’s and Don’ts of storing potatoes, onions and garlic!

I recently got these super cute, stackable and sustainable bamboo vegetable storage boxes from LandHome! I love their storage capacity and the way they look on my counters and in my pantry. But, my favorite feature is the triple ventilation these storage boxes offer — exactly what is needed to extend the shelf life of my vegetables.

Who knew storing certain produce in your fridge would cause them to spoil quicker? I had no clue and learned the the hard way as my potatoes sprouted and my onions wilted.

So here are my quick tips, the Do’s and Don’ts of storing some of my favorite produce (potatoes, onions and garlic):

ONIONS

  • Onions should be kept in a ventilated space (crate, paper bag, wire basket). 
  • They can last up to 3 months on your countertop.
  • Avoid the fridge as the cold temperature can quickly soften their texture. 

 POTATOES

  • Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place (pantry, cupboard, crate).
  • Storage must be well-ventilated with holes to allow excess moisture to evaporate.
  • They can last up to 5 weeks. 

Tip: Keep the storage container covered to block light and prevent your spuds from spouting.
Pro Tip: Keep away from onions as they produce and emit ethylene gas, which speeds up the ripening process and can cause nearby potatoes to rot and spoil more quickly.

GARLIC

• Whole garlic should be stored at room temperature in dry (and preferably dark place like a crate or pantry).
• Storage must encourage the circulation of dry air.
• Can last beyond 3 months.

And now you know!

If you like my storage boxes, you can get them here! Get a discount on your order; enter the code FARA at check out.

By the way, the engraving is only on one side and the storage boxes can easily be turned around to a label-free view.

I’m so glad you stopped by! Be sure to check in weekly on this blog for updates and also catch up on my daily lifestyle and home decor tips by following me on the gram @thefarafix

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.