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Old 02-24-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Storing Garlic

Hopefully, this is the right place to ask and it's not already been asked a zillion times..but...

Where is the best place to store garlic? I used to keep it in the fridge, then read where it's better to keep it just in a drawer. I buy it in bulk (coz I use a lot) and would like for it to keep a while.

What do you all do? Thanks in advance.


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Old 02-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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I buy the stuff by the boxcar load and just keep it in a small colander (you need airflow and the holes provide the right amount) on the dark side of my cabinet. I am able to keep it quite a while.

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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I store mine in a small basket with a paper towel inserted, on the kitchen counter. Lasts long enough for me to use up the three pound bag that Costco sells. I think that you need air, a dry spot that is fairly cool and out of direct sunlight. I have also hung it in my pantry in the mesh bag it comes in with good results, although it is messy and not as convenient.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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I usually store the big batch hanging in a string bag in the garage. Inside I have a few heads in the veg drawers.

I used to have a garlic keeper - a pot with a lid and holes in the side - kept the garlic very well.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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I ditto what everyone else says i.e., cool, dry, and with airflow....or cool as possible anyway. I keep mine in a terracotta garlic keeper in a dark corner on my counter.

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Old 02-25-2008, 04:25 AM   #6
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I store my in an open container with my onions and next to my potatoes in a cupboard under my sink.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:55 AM   #7
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Thanks to all of you. I appreciate all your comments.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:54 AM   #8
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The fridge will make it sprout faster, so that's a no-no
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #9
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I store our garlic is a little wire mesh basket in an out-of-the-way space on a kitchen counter, along with my onions and potatoes.

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