Fertilizers, mulch, compost, manure and several such products are formulated for the purpose of optimum plant growth―in the same way, there is flower food, formulated for the purpose of flower health. And the flowers that we refer to here aren't those that grow in the gardens, but those that have been cut and are used for flower arrangement in vases.
There are varied types of foods that are available that help in increasing the shelf life of these cut flowers. How does this food help and what are the benefits that it offers? That is exactly what we will be getting into the details of in the information here and also supply you with certain recipes for the same.
Recipe # 1
Use a mixture of white vinegar (2 tbs), chlorine bleach (½ tsp), sugar (2 tbs) and warm water (1 quart). Mix all these and use.
Recipe # 2
Use white sugar (1 tsp), lime juice (2 tsp), bleach (1 tsp) and warm water. Mix all these and use.
Recipe # 3
Use white vinegar (2 tbs), bleach (½ tsp), sugar (2 tbs) and warm water. Mix well and use.
How to Use
Along with using these recipes, one can also employ certain steps so that the flower life increases further. The following are some tips:
- Clean the stalks so that there are no leaves hanging in the water. This will only encourage rotting and spoil the water.
- Change the water every 2-3 days and add the food every time you do so.