Longest Shelf Life Vegetables You Need To Be Growing

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In this article, I will be going over the absolute longest shelf life vegetables you need to be growing in your garden right now. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Eating vegetables is good for your health. People who consume more vegetables and fruits as part of a healthy diet are less likely to develop certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, and certain types of cancer.

Consuming lower-calorie foods, such as vegetables, instead of higher-calorie foods, may aid in calorie reduction. Vegetables contain nutrients that are essential for your body’s health and maintenance, such as vitamins A and C, fiber, folate, and potassium.

In this article, I will be going over the best long-shelf-life vegetables that you could be growing in your own garden.

Carrots

Also mentioned in our 55 Crops For the Best Prepper Survival Garden article, Carrots can be stored properly for up to a month or two. The key is to remove their green tops, which absorb all of the moisture from the orange vegetable and cause it to shrivel. 

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Keep them whole, with the peels still on in the drawer to keep them from spoiling. When you want to cook them, simply roast them to insert some color to your plate, or try whirling them into hummus or baking a comforting quick bread.

Celery

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Did you know that wrapping celery tightly in aluminum foil can keep it fresh in the refrigerator for two weeks?

Celeriac, the root of celery plants, on the other hand, prefers moisture. You can place it on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator, wrapped in plastic. You can also place your celery root in a dish of water on your kitchen windowsill to regrow new celery stalks.

Garlic

Garlic, fortunately, is one of the most long-lasting vegetables available. If you leave a bulb uncut, it will probably last up to a half-year before going bad, and even separated cloves will last a month or two. You probably have a week after you chop it before it spoils. If you want to keep your garlic fresh, keep it in a dark, dry place with plenty of air. 

It should be fine to keep it in a paper bag in your kitchen. If it’s chopped, store it in the fridge in a container. When brown spots appear on the cloves or they begin to turn yellow, your garlic has gone bad.

Potatoes

All we have to say is that we are grateful for root vegetables. Potatoes, like the others, have an admirable lifespan, though how far they’ll go depends on the type of potato you’re looking at. 

In general, potatoes can be stored in the pantry for two to five weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to four months. Keep them away from warmer temperatures if you’re storing them in the pantry. If they’ve been prepared, store them in a container or they’ll spoil quickly.

Certain types of potatoes, such as french fries, cooked or baked potatoes, and mashed potatoes, can also be frozen. In that case, they’ll most likely last up to eight months.

To Conclude

Now that you have learned about the longest shelf-life vegetables that you should be growing in your very own garden or buying at a grocery store, you have just improved yourself.

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