I tend to use a lot of fresh herbs for cooking so over time with trial and error I have come up with this:
It is possible to keep herbs fresh (Parsley and Dill mostly) for around a week or more but putting them on an EMPTY jar (without water) and spraying water on them, then a plastic bag would loosely cover it. Since I use herbs bit by bit every day so I re-spray water on them every other day or so. The herbs are almost entirely green and crispy, with virtually no difference from fresh.
If I mixed water with fertilizer and sprayed it on the plants would they keep alive indefinitely or long time?
EDIT: I know that once a vegetable is picked it will start metabolizing its own nutrients at certain rate before it goes bad.
Now if I place herbs' stem ends in a pot with soil (well-fertilized), will it stop it from metabolizing itself? Since it can get nutrients from soil?