Bunches of fresh herbs, like parsley and cilantro, will keep 2 to 3 times longer if you place them in a mason jar filled halfway with water. Try to keep loose leaves out of the water like you would with fresh flowers. Store in the fridge, replacing the water every now and then, and they’ll stay fresh for a couple of weeks.
How do you know when a peach is ripe? My mom grew up in the south, making her a peach expert. She taught us to only eat a peach when you can smell it, to ripen them quickly by sticking them in a brown paper bag, and to store ripened peaches in the fridge until ready to eat.