- Whole heads of lettuce might be cheaper than containers of ready-to-eat greens. Bags or containers can provide a mix of greens.
- Buy an amount that you can use while it is good quality (within about a week). Bags or containers usually have a 'Best if Used by' date.
- Look for leaves that are fresh and show no signs of wilting or spoiling.
- Growing your own greens can save money. They can grow in the ground or containers about 1 gallon or larger. Most grow best in cooler weather.
★ Salad greens are an excellent source of vitamin K, which helps stop cuts and scrapes from bleeding too much.