Does garlic last longer in the fridge?
You can refrigerate whole garlic bulbs, but they wont last as long. This might seem counterintuitive, but refrigerating garlic causes it to sprout much more rapidly. So refrigerated garlic will last a few weeks before sprouting, as opposed to months when stored at 60 to 65 F.
How do you store garlic so it doesnt spoil?
Whole garlic should be stored between 60°- 65°F, and for most people, the pantry is a good spot. But peeled or chopped garlic is a different story, and refrigeration is now the best storage solution. Seal it up in an airtight container or zip-top bag, and it will be fine to use for about one week.