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Storing Potatoes & Onions Together

"Someone " told me that it is unwise to store them together as they transfer moisture

I have potaoes in hessien sacks and onions in some wooden open trays from the veg shop under the stairs

Advice please friends

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  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Not heard that one before NewBoy, but I suppose it could be right in a confined space. I store my potatoes in paper sacks and the onions in open apple boxes.  They are next door to each other but in the garage with good air circulation (gap under door) and both seem to keep with no problem.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    Thanks Forester............."Someone " told me not to store potatoes in paper as they need to "breathe "

    I think its just a matter of personal choice and trial and error

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Potatoes MUST be stored in paper or hessian or other light-excluding material. Never in plastic, Keep them cool. Commercially they are stored at fridge temperatures, but most of us do not have big enough fridges.

    Beware listening to the advice given by 'Someone,' often it is wrong!
  • I store my potatoes in an unheated room in large paper sacks (if you buy potatoes on line they often come in massive sacks that are suitable).  I store onions in plastic mesh bags that bulbs come in - just open them carefully when new and you can usually re-use them.  Mine are years old and still going strong.  I hang them from nails in wall to keep circulation going.

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