The following is a calendar of suggested activities that African Violet Exhibitors should follow in order to achieve the best results in exhibiting their plants at the AVAVS Flower Show scheduled for the 27th May 2017.

AVAVS 2017 Grow To Show Calendar

Date Weeks to Show Fertilizer Light Plant Care
March 4
12
Foliar feed once in addition to regular fertilizing program Maintain at minimum of 10 hr/day Remove leaves. Pot down necks or pot up.
Mar 11
11
Maintain regular fertilizing program. Maintain. Continue to repot and groom.
Mar 18
10
Start “bloom booster” fertilizer (5-50-17 or 12-55-6 formula) Put one new tube in each light fixture. Completely disbud all plants, except perhaps minis & trailers.
Mar 25
9
Continue “bloom booster” fertilizer. Increase light time by one hour. Disbud heavily variegated varieties & double varieties for the last time. Continue to disbud all other varieties.
Apr 1
8
Continue “bloom booster” fertilizer. Foliar feed again. Increase light time by one hour. Disbud doubles and lightly variegated varieties for the last time. Continue to disbud semi-double stars and singles. ┬áCheck for suckers.
Apr 8
7
Change to 12-36-14 or 15-30-15 fertilizer formula for the remaining weeks. Increase light time by one hour. Disbud semi-doubles for the last time.
Apr 15
6
Maintain. Maintain. Disbud singles for the last time. Check for suckers. Wash foliage.
Apr 22
5
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
Apr 29
4
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 6
3
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 13
2
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 20
1
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 26
1 day
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