The video gave tips on storing food stocks
one Keep potatoes dry and warm
To keep the potatoes in the apartment for a whole year and not turn green, and sprouts do not form on it, prepare a wooden box, cotton cloth and paper newspapers. Then sort through the tubers. Do this carefully: all rumpled and frozen root crops will have to be thrown away, since it is on them that mold forms, which spreads throughout the crop. In no case should tubers be washed, no matter how dirty they may seem. Maximum — brush off excess soil with a dry brush. After that, lay newspapers, fabric, potatoes and fabric again on the bottom of the drawer. Close it tightly so that no light enters. Now the box can be removed to the glazed balcony (but the tubers should not freeze through), to the pantry or corridor.
2 Cover the carrots and beets with moss
These vegetables can be stored together. So that they do not deteriorate and do not dry out for a long time, there is an unusual life hack: collect or buy sphagnum moss and dry it. Then cover each row of vegetables in the crate with a layer of moss to keep the carrots and beets from rotting or drying out for a year. First shake off excess soil from them (but without using water or damp rags) and cut the tops at a distance of 3-4 cm from the root crop.
3 Put onions and garlic in a bag or box
Onions and garlic can be stored in a canvas bag, but don’t overtighten the opening. A wooden box would work too. These vegetables need air, dryness and darkness. Leave the bag in the apartment away from the batteries or take it out to the glazed balcony. Place the part of the crop that will be used in the coming weeks in the vegetable section of the refrigerator, covered with a dark cloth so that sprouts do not appear.
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four Protect cereals from bugs
At first glance, it may seem that storing cereals and flour is not difficult, because they have a long shelf life and already have a package. However, bugs are often found in bulk products, which are difficult to get rid of. So follow a few rules:
- Do not store large stocks of oatmeal and semolina.
- If you buy cereals by weight, keep them in the freezer for a day.
- Store bags of salt with groceries — it absorbs excess moisture well.
5 Keep fruits separate
Keep fruits separate from vegetables and from each other, as they release gas that speeds up ripening, which can lead to rotting and overripeness. Therefore, put apples, pears and other fruits with a long shelf life in natural fabric bags. Clean in a dark place, but do not take it out to the balcony in winter so that the fruits do not freeze. To prepare fruits for serving, transfer them from the bags to a plastic bag in advance and tie it tighter — this way they will quickly become softer and sweeter.
6 Keep jars shady and cool
Pickles, jams, compotes and everything in glass jars are stored in the same way: away from batteries and sunlight. An ordinary kitchen cabinet, an insulated balcony, a pantry or a drawer in the hallway will do. Remember to sign with a date marker when the expiration date ends, and put those jars that last longer in the back of the cabinet.
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