sfe_zw_keepalive_herbs_750x375px.jpgKeep it alive.

Put herbs or leafy greens in a jar with water to keep them fresh for longer. 

1. Increase air flow. Remove rubber bands or ties on the bundle.

2. Trim. Remove bruised leaves, and give stems a fresh cut.

3. Add water. Add about an inch of water to a jar, put herbs in, stem down. 

4. Store in the right place. Keep cilantro, mint, and parsley in the fridge, covered with a plastic bag. Put basil in a jar on the counter, as cold damages the leaves. 

5. Change water. Change the water if it's murky after several days.

If you frequently use fresh herbs, get a living, potted plant so you can pick fresh as needed. 

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