Stay Fresh Flowers

Follow these tips for keeping flowers fresh with sugar and removing a spot of rust from knives, with an onion.
By Linnea Lentz
April/May 2001
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Onions can be used to remove rust spots from kitchen utensils.
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I am a recent subscriber to MOTHER EARTH NEWS and would like to pass along some of my favorite tips:

1. To help cut flowers stay fresh longer, add one tablespoon sugar and one drop of bleach to a quart of water. The bleach helps fight bacteria, and the sugar provides energy to the flowers.

2. If your knife has a spot of rust on it, stick the knife into an onion for 30 minutes and the spot will disappear.








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