Onions, Garlic, and Potatoes

@much2say (44378)
United States
October 16, 2020 1:01pm CST
The other day @Marilynda1225 was asking about where we keep our fruit. Well I had been meaning to ask for the longest time . . . where do you all keep your onions, garlic and potatoes? I know for sure onions and potatoes have to be stored separately so they do not sprout quickly - and preferably in a cool, dark area - but not in the refrigerator. Some of my friends have big tiered baskets just outside the kitchen. But they have huge amounts of onions and potatoes . . . I don't know that I'd ever keep that many here. I find that my friends from other countries do this. So where/how do you store your onions, garlic and potatoes?
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@sharon6345 (251001)
• United States
16 Oct
I don't keep onions or garlic here and if I do they go in the fridge.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
I will keep the ones I cut up (leftover) in the fridge.
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@sharon6345 (251001)
• United States
16 Oct
@much2say I wish I had remembered I would have bought one for my pasta tonight.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
@sharon6345 We have some here . . . I wish I could just snap my fingers and get it to you right now!
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@Hytton03 (704)
• Philippines
17 Oct
Me just leave in a kitchen then i forgot to used the onion for many days then when i need onion i'm shocked the onion grow already and i decided to planted it in the ground. :)
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
17h
Ohhhh, I did that a few months ago. And our onion was really big too . . . it had green sprouts and looked like an octopus .
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@Hytton03 (704)
• Philippines
16h
@much2say yeah right.
• United States
17 Oct
Mine goes in the fridge. I have tier for fruits though or bananas
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
I only put the cut ones (leftovers) in the fridge. I use a lot of them, so I can't stick them in the fridge or it will take up a lot of fridge space . I have fruits in the tiered thing too!
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• United States
15h
@much2say lol I want to get another fridge/freezer for the garage haha we need more space too!
@DianneN (198434)
• United States
16 Oct
Some of ours are placed in our pantry for use for the week, but we have a cool pantry in our basement which is where they should be stored all the time and in the dark.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
Oh - a basement - the one thing that none of our houses here have!!! I wonder if I can build a makeshift one somehow . . . with my luck the squirrels will get to it .
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@DianneN (198434)
• United States
16 Oct
@much2say That made me burst out laughing. No basement for you!!!
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@sophie09 (29201)
• Indonesia
16 Oct
yes i have a different jar to put my onions garlic and potatoes
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
Where do you keep the jars? We have so much light and warmth coming into the kitchen, so they do not last long.
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@sophie09 (29201)
• Indonesia
16 Oct
@much2say in the kitchen of course
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• United States
16 Oct
the cooler'n darker the better. i 'lways wished the hubs to put me'n a lil root cellar, but he declines such a notion. so, they're kept'n the bottom 'f a well ventilated cabinet here'n the kitchen.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
That's what I hear . . . but there's not many spots like that in or around the kitchen. A root cellar would be cool - I'd like one myself!
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• United States
17 Oct
@much2say i reckon ya could do ya some research'n make ya one there'n yer yard :) such'd tell ya how deep fer yer area (soil temps 't diff'rent depths) 's well 's what'd be best to line 't with. could turn such 'nto a decorative element topside where the door'd need to be. i'd thoughts 'f a gnome village 'r somethin' 'long that line. the hubs jest looks'n horror 'n says no. i love whimsy'n the garden.
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@AmbiePam (56876)
• United States
16 Oct
I usually just leave onions and potatoes on my counter, but garlic goes in my cabinet.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
I wish we could put these things on our counter, but we have large windows . . . so with a lot of sunlight in there, they would probably sprout quickly.
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@AmbiePam (56876)
• United States
16 Oct
@much2say Oh yeah. My kitchen has no windows.
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@GreatMartin (16019)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 Oct
I put all 3 in fridge and have never had a problem with either item but then nothing stays very long in my fridge!!
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
Hee hee - you're good about using things up in a timely manner! I used to go grocery shopping like every other day . . . I had to get used to this "stocking up" business with covid. Now I only grocery shop every 2 weeks - so it's hard to think what exactly I can stretch or use up within 2 weeks.
@GardenGerty (126767)
• United States
17 Oct
Onions and potatoes, separate baskets on shelf in kitchen. I do not buy much garlic as I have some dehydrated. If I do it is usually in a dish on the counter.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
I think our kitchen is too bright . . . I can't seem to leave anything on the counter.
• United States
17 Oct
I have a 2 tier rack on my kitchen counter and I keep my potatoes & onions there (never in the fridge)
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
Everyone seems to keep them on the counter . . . I can't do that as it's a galley kitchen and the windows are too big and make it too bright and warm.
@mythociate (17006)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 Oct
Onions & Garlic ... cut up on my leftover pizza. Potatoes ... mostly french fried in the fridge on a shelf above the pizza.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
17h
But for us that'd be a lot of onions and garlic to even put on a whole pizza . And same with potatoes . . . but that pizza seems to be working for ya .
@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
We have found that if we buy too many onions and potatoes at one time, they go off before we can use them. I keep them in brown paper bags in the bottom of the pantry.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
I used to keep ours at the bottom of the pantry . . . but I had to make room for other things to go there .
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@marlina (110180)
• Canada
16 Oct
Onions, Garlic: in the fridge Potatoes: in my pantry in a basket
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
I wonder since you are much cooler there that everything keeps longer?
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@amadeo (114107)
• United States
16 Oct
in a basket on the counter.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
We have too much light and warmth going into our kitchen due to big windows. Even the fruits go bad too quickly on the counter.
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@snowy22315 (99536)
• United States
16 Oct
Usually in the pantry
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
I used to keep the onions in the top pantry, and the potatoes down below . . . but I've needed to make room in the pantry for other food items.
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@Corbin5 (206257)
• United States
16 Oct
We place the onions and potatoes in our pantry. We have a good-sized panty which is a big help when it comes to storing items.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
We have a medium pantry . . . previously the onions were on the top half, and the potatoes were in the lower half (not filling the whole pantry of course ). But I've had to move them to make room for other food stuff. I would love to have one of those walk-in pantries . . . we could use a way bigger pantry!
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@CarolDM (98058)
• United States
16 Oct
I have a bin on the counter usually.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
I would love to keep them on the counter, but we get a lot of light and warmth in there . . . so I have to keep it elsewhere.
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@happylife1 (13342)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Oct
in a basket in kitchen
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
16 Oct
Does it keep for a long time?
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@emnuhpe (1015)
• Medan, Indonesia
18 Oct
In a basket
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
18h
Is it big or small (do you tend to stock up on onions/potatoes, or buy as you need them?).
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@emnuhpe (1015)
• Medan, Indonesia
8h
@much2say I tend to stock up ononions because I use them so often. I buy potatoes as needed.
• China
18 Oct
I also have trouble storing them.They are all easy to sprout.I just have small amount of onions and garlic compared to potatoes.I put potatoes into used tea bags made of aluminium foil ,then place them in a cool, dark area.The potatoes put off sprouting for some time.
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