You get a better appreciation for vegetables when you are out on the field learning how they grow and how they are cared for. Even more so when you get to pick vegetables and eat them as you do. I had the chance to do just that recently and I’ve got to tell you, I learned a lot!

Leanette Fernandez at Farm in Felda

One of the things I found to be the most fascinating was that I was “caring” for them all wrong once I brought them home from the store. Those mistakes were costing me money because they would go to waste and I hate wasting food and money. Don’t you?

Tips For Proper Vegetable Storage

Here are some tips for Proper Vegetable Storage, so that they are fresh for you and your family to enjoy.

Peppers: Store peppers in a perforated bag with a damp paper towel to retain moisture. They can be refrigerated for five to seven days.

Bell peppers

Tomatoes: Store tomatoes at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Tomatoes at Felda Farm

Onions: Store onions in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area and use within four weeks.

Cucumbers: They should be refrigerated in a plastic bag, they should last for up to one week.

Cucumbers at Felda Farm

Carrots: Store carrots in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel. You should change the paper towel frequently so that they retain their moisture.

Watermelon: Store whole watermelons at room temperature. Once they have been sliced, they should be refrigerated in an airtight container.

Watermelons at Felda Farm

Leafy Greens: To avoid soggy greens, make sure they can breathe in a perforated container and store in the refrigerator.

Do you have any more tips for Proper Vegetable Storage?

Felda Farm Day

Note: I was provided a travel stipend by Monsanto to offset transportation costs to and from Felda. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.