Hooray--Found a Way to Keep Buds from Drying Up

avalonON(z5 ON Canada)December 11, 2009

Thanks to help from this forum, I stayed patient and on some of my 9 non-flowering plants, finally some buds appeared! Then they dried up and fell off. :-(

I was so discouraged. Then, because the room they are in is very cold, I had to get heater mats that are used to start garden seeds indoors to put under my violets, one mat on each of my two planter shelves. Then, because the buds dried up in the dry heat, I set a black plastic seed starter tray on each mat, and stood the violets in them, each still in its plastic saucer. Then I poured a half-inch of water in each tray. You can almost see it evapourating!

The individual saucers keep the plants from standing in water, but they are bathed in a warm, moist atmosphere. Now the buds are healthy and coming up nearly to flower stage.

I am so happy!

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Relax in a nice warm/steamy shower while AV relaxes on the tank top every once and a while too

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 9:30PM
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Okie_Deb(6 OK. zip 737)

Good solution Ava!
Funny,,,there isn't anything we won't do to get/keep the plant babies happy! Glad you will see full pretty flowers soon!,,,Debbie

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 11:46PM
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Great creative solution!


    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 10:54AM
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Congrats on your healthy buds! Please post some pics once your plants bloom.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 2:22PM
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Very inventive! I agree, I'd love to see pictures.

Have a wonderful day,

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 5:59AM
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