The substitute for Flower Food

When you buy flowers in the store they give you a little packet of flower food.   If you do not have the food here are a few recipes you can use to keep your flower water clean and fresh.  It is recommended you change the water and re cut the stems every other day.  Also use warm water.  The temperature of a baby’s bath is perfect.

The easiest recipe is:  1/4 teaspoon chlorine bleach, 1/4 teaspoon sugar per quart of water.

Some more detailed Recipes follow:flower-food

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #1

  • 2 cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage (e.g., Sprite™ or 7-Up™)
  • 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
  • 2 cups warm water

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #2

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
  • 1 quart warm water

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #3

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
  • 1 quart warm water

 

 

 

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