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Vodka; not just for martinis

All plants produce ethylene, a ripening gas that promotes maturation. Vodka stunts ethylene production, so to keep store-bought flowers fresh, snip an inch off of each stem and add two teaspoons of vodka and one teaspoon sugar to the water. Stir well and repeat this process every few days.

For other bloom-saving tips, click here.

Stay tuned for other Tightwad uses for vodka, (besides on ice, of course).


Leagh@bunchesdirect said...

Interesting advise! But do all flowers will stay fresh in vodka or are there any exceptions?

Anonymous said...

save the flower water, add tonic and ice and feed the roses

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