The ideal storage temperature for potatoes is 40ºF, which is on the warm end of most home refrigerators, and they don’t like light, which can cause them to turn green. Basements or cellars usually provide perfect potato-storage conditions that will keep them from rotting for between 2 and 4 months. Keep them away from onions and apples, wherever you store them, as both emit gases that speed up the ripening process.
Food Storage 101: Where and How Long to Keep Your Favorite Foods
We've talked about food storage and safety quite a bit here at Lifehacker—from what you do and don't need to refrigerate, to the best ways to stop spoiling (and wasting) food. But if you're still not sure where to store your favorite snacks, and for how long, our friends at Food52 have you covered with this complete guide.