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Friday, September 01, 2006

Homemade Cut Flower Solution

The acid kills rot producing bacteria and the sugar feeds the flowers. Use the whole solution as your flower water. The solution is in addition to the techniques of removing of all lower leaves and re-cutting the stems underwater to prevent air bubbles from entering the stalks.

Version A: 1 teaspoon each lime or lemon juice, household bleach and sugar to one quart water.

Version B: 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar and 4 teaspoons sugar to one quart water.