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Cleaning your harvest?

DominicaDominica Posts: 42
edited September 2018 in Growing Food
I swish-swash a modest amount at a time in a big bowl of water, drain and spin in a lettuce spinner to get excess water off.  Sometimes I will lay out the greens on a dehydrator shelf and put on low to dry off, or leave a thin layer on a cookie sheet under a ceiling fan for a few hours until storing.


  • DominicaDominica Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    NC Colbert, thanks for the info!
  • CherlynnCherlynn Posts: 149 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    I put mine in a light salt water bath and all the wild life let go and then I rinse in cold water.  No one likes finding little green worms in their salad or while eating broccoli so I always shove everything in salt water, not a lot of salt just  a spoonful into a bucket of water and then when I get inside I just rinse in cold water.
  • DominicaDominica Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    Thanks, Cherlynn! I’m going to try that.

    One time I was chopping up some lettuce for a salad, and I found one of those green worms on one of the leaves. It grossed me out so bad. Lol! I appreciate your help.
  • GrammyprepperGrammyprepper Mamaw, retired RN, jack of all trades master of none Zone 5BPosts: 172 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Water with a little ACV works well for me
  • DominicaDominica Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    Thanks, Grammyprepper! And just to be sure, ACV is apple cider vinegar right? :-)
  • NanCNanC Posts: 53 ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    I have used salted water for my broccoli and never thought about applying it to greens.  Guess I figured a vigorous water bath and the salad spinner would knock off those critters.  Salt seems like an easier, more effective means.

    As for broccoli, the head looks great.  One would never suspect a critter.  Yet 9 times out of 10, there IS a critter floating in salted water twenty minutes later.  I ALWAYS salt-soak my broccoli heads!
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