Storing Organic Lettuce

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It's important for organic lettuce not to remain damp when you begin storing it. Learn some tips to help you store your lettuce from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Alright, now we've cleaned and we've spun the lettuce dry with the salad spinner. And now, we're going to talk about storage. Now, with lettuce, the one thing you don't want to do is, it get all damp and moist around, against each other, because you'll set up a rotting stage, and so I've found that, I take these organic paper towels, and I put the lettuce out on it, like so. And we don't want to use white, regular paper towels, those are bleached, they're full of chlorinated type materials to make them white. So, then we take the paper towel and we wrap it around the lettuce. This is going to help absorb any extra moisture that would be coming off the lettuce as its being stored in your refrigerator. My preference is, I get my lettuce in the morning, I clean it, I put it in the refrigerator. I only pick what I'm going to eat that day, because I have a great garden outside, and I want to eat fresh lettuce that's been just picked only 20 minutes ago. And now it's ready for the refrigerator.