Four-ingredient flower food recipe 11



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While regularly trimming the stems of your beautiful bunch of flowers will help them stay healthier for longer, they also need a bit of substance. This simple, four ingredient flower food recipe will keep your flowers blossoming!


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp bleach
  • 2 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • 4 cups of water

This combination will look after your little flowers, like giving them vitamins. The bleach will fight bacteria, the sugar will feed your flowers and the acidic citrus adjusts the pH. Experts say that lukewarm water will allow the stems to drink faster, although spring bulb flowers like tulips do best in cold water.

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  1. Always cut the stem before putting the flowers in the vase. The stem will open up and enable the flowers to drink the water. Change the water every few days. Cut your flowers in the cooler part of the day. Still works for me, and I used to own a florist shop.

  2. 3/4 lemonade 1/4 water & they keep for ages & you don’t have to change the water as often, been doing it for years.

  3. A survey tested what is best to keep flowers keep for days and days
    Test consisted of
    And test result
    Water twice a day flowers last longer

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