I hate to throw away food. HATE it! My mom shared this tip with me so thought I would pass it on to you!
When you get your lettuce/greens wash them thoroughly in cold water and shake gently to remove any dirt, bugs (I grow my own or get it from the farmers market so there’s always a chance of bugs).
Next, get a cotton or linen towel. You can see mine is an old vintage one that I loved too much to get rid of with lots of holes. Wet your towel by sprinkling water all over it. Don’t soak it, just enough to make it damp.
Then wrap up your lettuce like a bouquet of flowers. Place it in your crisper drawer and thank me later!
It will keep your lettuce crisper and fresher a lot longer. If the towel gets dry and the lettuce a little sad and wilty (takes a few days or even a week), place the lettuce in icy water for a few minutes, re-wet your towel and wrap it back up.
Simple as that!