My Violet Setup

bayard(zone 6 / NJ)May 22, 2013

Plants are under six 40 watt T-12 fixtures with one grolux wide spectrum type and one 5000K tube in each fixture at 36 inches above the plant tops. They are in either Oyama pots or Swift Moistrite planters in 1/2 Promix and 1/2 perlite.

Decided I had better post before the heat comes on and they melt!

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Linda

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 1:27AM
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ultra_violet

Most people have their lights closer to plant tops, but whatever works works and your setup is obviously working well. Very beautiful!

Switching the black tarp for white might help your AVs keep their cool in summer temps.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 9:10AM
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wendycoo

Could you post picture of your lights? How many hours are they on? That looks so pretty. Lovely plants.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 10:18AM
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terrilou

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:28AM
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tommyr_gw

AWESOME!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 2:01PM
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bayard(zone 6 / NJ)

Thanks for your comments!

WendyCoo - Lights are on for 10 hours. Here is the setup:

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 5:40PM
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wendycoo

Wow that is nice as you get to see and really enjoy all the violets as well as if they were on a window sill. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 7:55PM
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elliewilbanks(8a)

Your table is so neat, clean & beautiful. Do you find a difference in results between the Oyamas and the Moistrites? Does one edge out the other? Or have you found no appreciable difference between the two?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 6:54PM
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bayard(zone 6 / NJ)

Ellie -

I like the Moist-rites because they take a long time between refills. They also keep the mix less moist than the Oyamas. I prefer to put all of my plants in them once they reach a good size.

Bayard

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 1:01PM
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elliewilbanks(8a)

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 5:35PM
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1JanetH(8)

Wow what beautiful plants and a lovely way to enjoy them all! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm completely new to the world of AVs and love my one little unnamed plant haha

Happy Gardening!
Janet

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 8:17PM
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1beautylover2012

Hi Bayard,
Very very nice! I've seen your previous post which had a photo of your lamps. Could you, please, add this photo to this post? I want to look closely.
Thanks,
Polina.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 9:54AM
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1beautylover2012

Bayard,
I want to show your plants on the Russian African Violets web sites fialki.ru and fialki.su because it's very nice an interesting. It's not commercial, just forum like this. If you don't mind maybe you can send me your pictures to my personal e-mail address, please. Let me know.
Thanks,
Polina..

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 10:42AM
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ima_digger

Beautiful setup and gorgeous violets. I love your setup. What are you feeding them, and how much, how often to get them all blooming at the same time. Do you have others that are not blooming? Is this just your 'show off' shelf. It's quite awesome. I wish mine would start to bloom. I think it's time jto re-pot and give them a boost. LOL

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 11:06AM
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bayard(zone 6 / NJ)

Polina - Please click on my name or go to my page to send me an email.

Ima_digger - I don't feed anything special, just 1/4 tsp per gallon of whatever is on hand. You can see some of the non-flowering plants in the photo above to the right, so not all bloom at the same time!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 10:22PM
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littlehelper(7b)

They are all beautiful. Where did you get the red bloomer ? I dont recall having ever seen one.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 8:43PM
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Linda

There are lots of red blooming violets-Pow Wow, Plenty of Pepper, Golden Rubies to name just a few.

Linda

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 11:02PM
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littlehelper(7b)

Thank you for the names. I am now in search of them. ; )

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 9:03PM
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Linda

There's lots more! I especially like Golden Rubies-red with a 'golden' edge. So pretty! Have fun searching!

Linda

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 2:16AM
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