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Old 08-16-2006, 02:51 AM   #11
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Have you ever purchased the butter lettuce that is hydroponically grown, that comes in it's own little greenhouse? You buy it, still living, and don't need any soil. That way it never goes bad. It's a great little goodie!
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:00 AM   #12
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I was going to suggest you may be a candidate for FoodSaver vac sealer. You could get the ones that draw the partial vacuum on things like fruit or lettuce but you can do much the same with the cheapy variety ($50) by just drawing most of the air out and sealing. Since you seem to live so far from stores, you may REALLY benefit from a vac sealer for many things for long term storage.
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Have you ever purchased the butter lettuce that is hydroponically grown, that comes in it's own little greenhouse? You buy it, still living, and don't need any soil. That way it never goes bad. It's a great little goodie!
YES!!! I used to be able to buy this, but it was dropped. Folks weren't buying it because it cost more the regular lettuce. It did, but I never had it go bad. In the long run you saved money. It tasted great too.

I have a FoodSaver, I guess I could figure a way to vac it without crushing it.

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Old 10-08-2006, 02:19 AM   #14
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The Food Saver, Vacuum pack is the only way to go.
I can save iceberg, mixed package lettuces for 4 to 6 weeks.

I also cut up all my salad veggies, peppers, onions, radishes, pea pods, carrots and celery and vacuum them. I only do enough for a week as the peppers start to get slimy after 5 days.

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