Storage and Handling:
Store fresh herbs (except basil) in a small vase or glass jar filled with an inch or two of water. Cover them loosely with saran wrap or a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to check your water level periodically.
To store basil, strip off a few of the bottom leaves, trim the stems and set in a cup or small vase with water and keep on your kitchen counter. Basil is a warm weather crop that is sensitive to cold temperatures which is why it will turn black if you put it in the fridge. Take the stripped leaves and use immediately or wrap them in a dry paper towel (wet leaves will quickly turn black) and store in an airtight container at 50 degrees or room temperature.