Harvest Lettuce & Keep It Crisp For Weeks!
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Garden to Table Series
Water the lettuce the night before & harvest first thing in the morning when it’s cool & crisp.
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Use a sharp knife & cut the base of the plant. Work quickly.
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You’ll see moisture weep from the cell structure. Need to get it in water as soon as possible.
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Leave behind damaged & discolored leaves. Check for uninvited guests.
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Rinse then dunk in cold clean water. Separate leaves & lay out on paper towels.
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Stack & roll up the paper towels.
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Be gentle with varieties that have delicate leaves. They can damage easily.
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Cut a few air holes in a re-purposed produce or grocery bag, bundle in the bag and refrigerate.
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My garden lettuce stays crisp for 2+ weeks with this method. 👍
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Grow something green! 💚🌎💚