Today when I opened my refrigerator and peered into my vegetable crisper, I was certain that today would be the day when the romaine lettuce, purchased one week before Thanksgiving, would finally be declared dead and gone. I opened the bag and saw that the outer leaves had decayed. Their edges had grown black and slimy, but when I removed the two heads from the bag and stripped away the decaying outer leaves, lo and behold, this is what I saw.
I have no choice but to continue the experiment for another month or two or three. Looks pretty good for five-month-old lettuce, doesn't it?