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Does Baking Soda Keep Roses Fresh

Baking soda and roses may seem like an unlikely pair, but rumor has it that even the faintest sprinkle of baking soda into a vase of water is enough to keep your fresh cut roses looking vibrant for longer. But does it really work? 

To put this age-old trick to the test, we conducted a simple experiment. We separated a bundle of freshly cut roses into two different vases – one with plain water and another with water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. After three days, the results spoke for themselves – while the plain water’s flowers wilted, the vase with baking soda was still blooming bright.

But why does this happen? Well, as roses are highly susceptible to bacterial growth which causes them to wilt prematurely. The acidity level in water also affects their vitality over time. Baking soda increases the pH levels in water making it more alkaline; this slows down bacterial growth and allows the roses to absorb nutrients more effectively.

However, too much of anything can be harmful; an excessive amount of baking soda in your vase can cause damage to your rose’s petals – so be sure not to go overboard when using this method. Alternatively, changing out the water every other day and trimming off any lower leaves or dying flowers is another effective way to keep your roses looking fresh even without using baking soda.

So there you have it – a little bit of baking soda really can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your roses looking lovely for longer!

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