Zeolite, Fresh, Cut Flowers and Vegetables May 19 2015, 0 Comments
Keep your fresh cut flowers longer
Fresh, cut flowers brighten a room instantly! They are a wonderful way of bringing nature indoors and often a show of appreciation from a favourite person. The colour and fragrance are fabulous and they are an instant uplift in mood.
There are ways of keeping your flowers lasting longer: cutting the stems on an angle; adding sugar to the water; making sure the water is room temperature when the flowers are submerged; add granular zeolite to the water ... however, your flowers will wither and die quickly when left beside a bowl of fruit of placed next to your bananas.
Ethylene gas destroys flowers.
As fruit and vegetables ripen they release ethylene gas. Some are even sprayed with the gas to help the ripening process. This gas causes flowers to wilt faster.
Place your flowers away from your fruit and vegetables and make sure you have a zeolite pouch close to them. One zeolite pouch close to the fruit to catch any wayward ethylene and another close to the vegetables to quickly remove the ethylene there. Both fruit and vegetables will last longer.