Post harvest treatment of roses

  1. Sterilize vase by washing with a disinfectant such as bleech.
  2. Fill the clean vase with lukewarm water and add flower food.

    Homemade Flowerfood

    Take 2 litres of clean water and add:

    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons bleach
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  3. Cut approximately 3cm from the base of each stem at an angle using a sharp instrument.
  4. Remove all leaves that come into contact with the water in the vase.
  5. Do not place the flowers in draughts, or near any source of heat, and do not place near ripening fruit.
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