How do you store fresh garlic?

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I remember my grandmother would put hers in a piece of pantyhose or stocking and hang it in the basement in a dark corner. She did the same with her vidalia onions and both kept longer. I don't know if the stocking part is important or if it was just handy.

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Garlic should be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. The worst place to store garlic is in a refrigerator or freezer which promote sprouting and destroy the flavor and texture of garlic. Most commercial varieties (California early and late) will last 4-12 months.