The first step to making your vegetables last longer is knowing how to properly store them. If you love fresh veggies then keep reading to learn the secrets behind storing your produce correctly!

1. Carrots

When stored the right way, carrots can stay fresh for up to a month inside your refrigerator. For that perfectly crisp and refreshing taste, remove leafy greens and store carrots in a small container filled with water. For best results, change the water in the container every 4-5 days. Double the freshness of your carrots with this outrageously easy trick!

Carrots, Photo Credit: Photohaiku (iStock).

Photo Credit: Photohaiku (iStock).

2. Asparagus

When it comes to keeping asparagus fresh, the trick is to store them exactly how you would a bouquet of flowers. Leaving the rubber band around your stalk of asparaguses, carefully trim the ends. Fill a glass jar with about two inches of water and place your asparagus inside the jar standing tall, submerging the ends in the water. Cover loosely with saran wrap and store inside your refrigerator.

3. Cucumbers

Forget about storing your cucumbers in the fridge! When stored below 50 degrees, cucumbers will actually shrivel up and spoil faster. It’s also important to note that cucumbers are very sensitive to ethylene, which is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables including bananas, melons, and tomatoes – Storing them separately is the key to long-lasting freshness.

Cucumber, Photo Credit: warrengoldswain (iStock).

Photo Credit: warrengoldswain (iStock).

4. Celery

Keep celery from rotting by using aluminum foil. For maximum freshness, store inside the refrigerator and tightly rewrap celery inside foil after each and every use. This simple storage technique will help keep celery crisp and super fresh for about 3-4 weeks.

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5. Potatoes

First things first, never store your potatoes in the refrigerator. Besides the fact that they hate the cold, potatoes will stay fresh for even longer when kept in a dark and cool place. To keep potatoes from growing sprouts, you’ll definitely want to move them to a more breathable container like a brown paper bag or cardboard box.