How to Make Your Own Cut Flower Food

Last Updated on 27/09/2021 by Amber Williams

Do you struggle to keep your cut flowers alive for more than a few days? We have just the thing to help! This incredibly easy DIY food plant recipe can help your blooms thrive for longer, whilst also being better for the plants.

Read on to find out more.

Our Easy Plant Food Recipe

All you need to create this DIY food plant recipe is 1 litre of water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. That’s it! Add all your ingredients to the water and stir until combined. This will help your blooms last longer and use less chemicals to do so.

Common issues and how to solve them

1 – Drooping and wilting blooms – This could be down to a lack of water. Try changing the water and solution regularly for the best results.
2 – Mouldy water – When preparing your blooms for the vase, make sure the parts of the stem that will be under water are free from any leaves or other debris. Having leaves under the water can make it cloudy, smelly, and even go a bit mouldy.

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