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potato/onion bag?

hummingbird Nov 21, 2008 05:35 PM

Has anyone used these, and how well do they do for storage.

Due to recent surgery, I'm homebound for the most part, and I do all the shopping.

I can't drive yet but can get out every so often. I just got a couple of each and hope to be able to do some light shopping this weekend, hoping to get some of both veggies to have on hand.

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    mpalmer6c RE: hummingbird Nov 21, 2008 06:37 PM

    Not sure what kind of bag you're referring to. For any sort of long-term storage, they both need to be in a cool, dark place withgood air circulation. Just keeping a lot of them bunched together in a bag will give poor results. Good luck.

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      RShea78 RE: mpalmer6c Nov 22, 2008 12:18 AM

      Are you referring to those "extended life" bags? (aka Green Bag, Evert-Fresh, etc.) Worthless IMHO.

      I used to use with good success, a small version of a laundry bag that had a heavy duty open net construction. They would hold something like 1/3rd of a load of laundry, but never had but 10 pounds of taters in them. Onions, I kept in a retired strainer. I learned never to let Onions or Taters be stored close to each other, otherwise the "gassing" of the two causes either sprouting or spoilage. Just a store run should not bother them, just get them apart at home ASAP.

      While I was recovering, I put off the fresh veggie purchases, as I never knew when I would get the energy to cook them, let alone eat them. I found acceptable some refrigerated diced taters that I could make some quick mash comfort food in a pinch. They had something like a 30 day fridge life.

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        hummingbird RE: RShea78 Nov 22, 2008 05:43 AM

        Here they are:


        I happened to get them from Bed Bath and Beyond, but have seen them in a bunch of catalogs.

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          al b. darned RE: hummingbird Nov 22, 2008 01:17 PM

          I have these and store my potatoes in them. Can't say for sure, but the potatoes seem to keep better than when just left in the plastic bag they came in.

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            hummingbird RE: al b. darned Nov 22, 2008 05:49 PM

            Thanks, I think I'll load them up tomorrow and see how it goes.

            I can keep them n the basement which is cool, and dry, and dosen't get any direct sunlight.

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