Egg Crates for Veggie Storage

Use egg crates as a base for vegetables. If a veggie becomes "weepy" before you can use it, it won't drip onto the others. Cut the crates to fit your basket or shelf.

Extra: Because you can ripen tomatoes in a brown paper bag, the cardboard crates are great for green tomatoes.

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July 29, 20130 found this helpful

Kelli, I think this is a great tip! I get eggs from Costco so always have eggs crates in the recycling. I line the bottom of my crisper drawers with kitchen towels now but this will be better. Thanks!

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August 22, 20181 found this helpful

Oh my God no! With the salmonella threat evolving eggs everywhere discard these cartons immediately. The food and drug advised this. Especially not vegetables. Find another way. Throw away these cartons. You can bleach out plastic and reuse it

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July 30, 20130 found this helpful

What a wonderful way to reuse and protect the veggies from each other. I love it! I'm going to and I am going to say I do this for my Bat World Sanctuary Team.


Thank you so much, now I know what to do with the egg cartons!

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November 17, 20140 found this helpful

This is another great use for these. I use them to start seeds indoors in the spring. Cut an X in the bottom with a utility knife, add soil and seeds. When the seedlings are ready to go cut each section apart, spread the X from underneath for the roots to grow thru, and plant the entire thing. The carton will slowly decay and it acts as a slight barrier to weeds and insects while the seedling takes root.

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August 20, 20150 found this helpful

What a great tip - especially as I have just cleaned out a gooey, squishy cucumber that somehow got lost in the veggie drawer! Thanks Kelli.

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April 30, 20170 found this helpful

This is a great idea but remember that you don't need to refrigerate spuds or onions. I was as surprised as anyone when I visited this site. Who knew right?


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