storing flowers in refrigerator

iris2sun(7 NC)June 30, 2009

Hi all,

I sells flowers at our farmer's market only on Saturday. I would like to keep some of my high value flowers picked Sunday-Wednesday in the refrigerator to help save them for Saturday's market. I know the temperature is low enough to hold the flowers, but I was wondering whether the humidity levels would cause some of the flowers to lose moisture. Would misting the flowers in the refrigerator help? I would appreciate hearing suggestions re keeping flowers in the refrigerator from controlling humidity levels to saving space.

Thanks, and I know we're all really busy at this time of year.

Marcia

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thinman(Z5 MI)

Marcia, I am in exactly the same boat, since I used to have a Wednesday market that helped a lot, but not this year. I have a fridge that I am going to use very soon now and I plan to keep a pan of water in there with a big cloth wick to help humidify it. I'll have to be careful to check on vase life before I sell any of these, but I'm thinking it's bound be an improvement over just losing the flowers. Can you sell to any local florists during the week? I have one here who will buy some things from me.

I will be hoping for a response from some of the more knowledgeable growers that check in here from time to time.

ThinMan

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