Firstly, add four pinches of insecticide. Two pinches of fungicide. And two measures of herbicide.
After picking, store in conditions that reduce the oxygen from 21% to 3% and replace with the corresponding amount of CO2 . This is perfect for stopping the aging process so the salad still appears fresh, but it can't stop the goodness being lost with each day that passes.
Keep in this state for anything up to a month.
Then take some chlorine, 50mg per litre should do it, a measure the equivalent of 20 times the strength of your local swimming pool. And gently rinse.
Then simply bag, ready for sale.
- From Howies
And that's why we'll be growing our own salad leaves this year.
We're also going to be getting most of our veg delivered by a local Veg Box company, Farm Around North. They deliver to our area on a Wednesday. We'll be getting a standard veg box and a standard fruit bix at first, then seeing how things go.