Archive for August, 2013

Extend the Life of Your Garden Harvest

You have spent this past year working on cultivating your organic garden, now you are reaping the rewards. Here are a few tips on how to extend the life of your harvest:

Tomatoes:  Never store tomatoes in the refrigerator.   To increase the life span, store tomatoes upside down in a dark area of your kitchen.  This will extend the life of your tomatoes by 4 – 5 days and ensure that your tomatoes taste vine fresh!

Sweet Corn:  Fresh picked sweet corn should be placed in a brown damp paper bag with the husk and silk still on the corn.  Sprinkle a few drops of water on the inside of the bag, and then lightly sprinkle a few drops of water on the outside of the bag.  Place sweet corn inside the bag and keep in the refrigerator.

Leafy Lettuce:  Several varieties of leafy lettuce, Boston, Red Leaf, Green Leaf and even Kale can be rinsed in cool water, leaves separated from the core, then place leaves on a paper towel, roll the leaves in the paper towel and place in a zip lock bag.  Place the zip-lock bag in the refrigerator crisping drawer, this will extend the life of the lettuce for up to 5 days!

 

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