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How to wash leafy vegetables

How to wash leafy vegetables ( lettuce, spinach…) from your garden

Leafy vegetables from your garden are never as “clean” as the ones you buy in your supermarket. Dirt and bugs are common on the outer leaves.

Here’s how to get rid of them and benefit the environment:

  • Fill a wash pan/bowl/bucket with cold water.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar per gallon of water.

  • Let it soak for 5 minutes to get rid of the critters ( which are a sign that our veggies are good and tasty :).

  • Remove the leaves one by one and place them in a colander. Use the water to water well established plants ; the acidity of the vinegar might bother young plants .

  • Rinse the bucket/pan/bowl and fill up again with cold water and wash the leaves again until clean.

  • Use the water for any of your plants, including house plants.

Next time : What to do with cooking water.

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