TIP OF THE DAY: Got some spare pantyhose laying around? Store your onions in them to keep them fresh for up to 6 months.
- Inspect all onions for soft spots, mold or other signs of damage. Only perfect onions are suitable for long-term storage.
- Cut off the legs from a clean pair of pantyhose.
- Drop an onion into the foot of the first leg, and tie a knot.
- Continue adding onions and tying knots until both legs are full.
- Hang the pantyhose in a cool, dry place (a location with a temperature between 40-45° is ideal).
- When you need an onion, simply cut a slit in the side of one of the tied off sections. This will allow you to reuse the pantyhose again and again.
- If the onions are homegrown, allow them to dry before storing.
- Avoid storing onions near other produce. Many fruits and vegetables will absorb the onion’s flavor.
- Onions can also be stored in mesh bags or braided.
- Expect your onions to last up to eight months in storage.