Now here’s a blah subject…but, I think it might be worth discussing because I’m realizing how many florists have questions about their coolers…let’s face it, we would all rather spend our time designing than cleaning the walls of the cooler, right? So, let’s just hit the basics first…then you can email me with your own ideas and personal tales of cooler care…
1. Make sure the temperature inside your cooler stays between 34-36 degrees with 90% relative humidity.
2. Clean the inside walls, floor and shelves once/week. I know some people use a weak bleach/water solution to clean the cooler and others use a commercial cleaner like DCD. What do you use?
3. Do not store food in the cooler…especially fruits as they produce ethylene gas that shortens the life of cut flowers.
4. Change the preservative solution in your flower buckets regularly…at least every three days.
5. Remove dead/dying flowers and foliage from cooler promptly.
6. Clean buckets and vases after every use.
Ok, here’s the part where you agree or disagree with my list…and leave us comments full of insightfulness on cooler care.
image via Rountree Flowers