What Is the Best Way to Store Root Vegetables & Onions in My Kitchen?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: I’ve tried storing potatoes and onions in the fridge, and inside a cupboard on the shelf, but they always seem to shrivel up, grow eyes, or go bad much faster than they ought to. What’s the ideal way to keep them fresh longest when I’m miles from the nearest root cellar?

Sent by Eleanor

Editor: Eleanor, one immediate tip is to not store root vegetables and onions together, as they make each other spoil faster. Personally I store onions in an open basket and use them up within a couple weeks. I don’t really keep potatoes around, as I find they do spoil faster than I would like.

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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