Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Blooming Too Soon

Sometimes violets will not automatically bow to your wishes and bloom precisely on time for the big show.

What do you do?

Here is one thing that might slow down a plant that will be in bloom before you wish it to be. This crafty grower put the plant on the basement floor, which is cooler than on the shelves, and not directly under the lights on the stands. You can see the stands to either side of this shot.

Sometimes this will slow the plant down so you will get just the perfect blooms on the days you were hoping for. Other growers turn off lights, or severely reduce the number of hours of light the plants are getting, and some even put them in a dark closet for a few days.

What do you do?


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