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How to Keep Fresh Basil Green and Healthy

By: Jessi from practicallyfunctional.com
Updated May 23, 2018
How to Keep Fresh Basil Green and Healthy
How to Keep Fresh Basil Green and Healthy
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If you grow your own herbs or buy them fresh from a grocery store or market, you've probably asked the question, "How do I keep these fresh?" Being able to keep your basil green and healthy is important as not to waste your plant or your money. This tutorial will demonstrate strategies for keeping your basil lively and green for up to a week. This herb hack will allow you to make the most of your plant while promoting your healthy diet.

MaterialsFood

Primary TechniqueGardening

Beginner

Project TypeLearn a Technique

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This is hand down the best way to keep your basil fresh after pruning your herb path or buying it from the grocery store. The other method I know about is storing it like salad greens. It involves plucking the leaves and laying them in a layer on a damp kitchen towel then rolling the kitchen towel over and storing it in the fridge. The first method may be inconvenient and take up alot of space but it's the most efficient.

I need to try this. Every time I buy basil, it dies right away.

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