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

Posted by avalonon z5 ON Canada (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 11, 09 at 18:29

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

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


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

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


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

Great creative solution!

Barbara


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

Congrats on your healthy buds! Please post some pics once your plants bloom.


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

Very inventive! I agree, I'd love to see pictures.

Have a wonderful day,
Raven


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