Cut Flower Preservative #3

READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 1 quart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon bleach, household
  • 1
    quart warm water (tap water ok but if it's high in salts and fluorides distilled is better)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Discard decaying leaves & flowers and any foliage which would be below the water line plus any unnecessary leaves.
  • Trim bottom ends of flower stems by cutting on an angle to maximize the surface area for water and to prevent the ends from resting flat on the bottom of the vase.
  • Mix all 3 ingredients being sure to use warm water (100-110F or 38-40C) as it will move up the stems more effectively than cold water then add flowers.
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