I found a solution for fresh cilantro (also parsley)...
Take it out of the bag. Take the twist tie or elastic band OFF. If there are any soggy/already decaying/yellowy bits, remove. Now set the stems in a glass of water. Lastly, take that lightweight "produce bag" that you brought them home in, and place it over the whole thing. Set in fridge. Pull out a handful of stems as needed. It stays fresh for a LONG time this way.. whereas when you leave it in the bag in a crisper, it starts going limp and sad very quickly.
Basil is trickier. I find it works better if you leave it in the packet it came in and handle it as little as possible. More handling = seems to go brown/wilty faster. Basil just doesn't keep well for more than a few days.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5