How to Create Your Own Plant Food
If you enjoy the simple pleasure of cutting your own fresh flowers or happen to purchase some cut flowers that do not come with a packet of flower food, you can always make your own! Cut flowers will last longer if fed, given fresh water every two-three days and given another fresh cut along with the fresh water. Normal tap water typically has too high of a ph level for flowers to tolerate for very long but you can mitigate that with this DIY flower food.
DIY Flower Food
1. Citrus Fruits- squeezed from a lemon, orange or lime, are great for feeding flowers but should only be used if the vase is coloured or tinted as the citrus could stain.
2. Lemonade- for a clear vase, you can use a clear lemonade. Don’t use diet lemonade as the flowers need sugar or you could always stir in a teaspoon of sugar into diet lemonade before adding flowers.
3. Vinegar and Sugar- mixing two tablespoons of sugar with two tablespoons of vinegar in one litre of lukewarm water is another useful homemade flower food.