Short-Term Kitchen Storage of Potatoes, Onions & Garlic

Canisters for short-term storage of onions, potatoes and garlic

Author: Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, Extension Educator

UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center recommends storing garlic, onions, and potatoes in a well-ventilated area in the pantry.

Protect potatoes from light to avoid greening.

But what if you don't have a pantry?

I found some storage canisters on the Internet that allowed ventilation and prevented light from reaching the potatoes. They also looked attractive on my kitchen counter.

There also are several brands of decorative cloth storage sacks that provide ventilation, protect from light. Some of the sacks can even be hung from the wall. Individual plastic or wire baskets work well in a pantry.