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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