Lettuce and veggies: Try the paper towel treatment
For zucchini, cucumbers, green beans and grapes, place a paper towel in the plastic bag you brought them home in but leave
the bag open. The paper towel will soak up extra moisture and prevent rot. The paper-towel treatment also works for lettuce,
but close the bag.
Too much water dramatically shortens lettuce’s life, so use a salad spinner to get the extra water off after washing it. If you don’t want to pay full price for this gizmo, check in thrift stores. Or put your lettuce in a clean pillowcase and have a child spin around in a circle outside (This burns off pre-dinner energy, too!)