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Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by AmericanStand, Jan 12, 2018.
Do any of you keep lettuce in a vase for a crisper longer lasting head ?
I keep ours in the fridge. Usually doesn't hang around long enough to get wilty.
Keep mine in the crisper drawer in the fridge.
Excuse my "not knowing" but what do you mean as a "vase"?
It’s a flower vase full of water.
No....dead plants in water for any length of time kind makes the water '''stinky"...don't want to eat that.
Take a whiff of the stems of the next bouquet ....just before you toss it....then ask that question.
how do you get a head of lettuce in a flower vase? ~Georgia
I've never done it with a head of lettuce, but I have done it with kale. Say I cut some the night before and would use it in the morning or by the end of the next day. keeps it from wilting. I have the best results with my own grown kale than store bought or even from farmers market. Seems to be best method when cut fresh. I imagine it would work with romaine lettuce
But hunter63 is right, the water does start to smell if you leave it longer 24-48 hours.
Shucks - here I thought I was going to learn how to grow a head of lettuce in a vase. I'm looking for something as a centerpiece for my table. That would have been perfect.
Two words-salad spinner. Works equally well for leaf lettuce or iceberg. Cut it up, wash and spin, store in gallon baggie with extra air squeezed out in the crisper drawer. Lettuce will last a surprisingly long time if it was fresh and unblemished when you bought it.
Ya know, in the supermarket, the sprinklers come on about every two minutes and go the whole length of the produce section, Kale, lettuce, parsnips, cabbage, etc., etc. Supposed to keep everything fresh, but it also leads to brown rot on lettuce, especially lettuce heaped together in a pile--plus you have to shake it really good unless you want to pay $.79 for water.....
There is one type which might work with a vase--that's hydroponic lettuce, grown in water, with the roots still wrapped in a bun at the bottom. They might still have some uptake left in the roots if the head isn't too old.