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 30th May 2020.

AVAVS 2020 Grow To Show Calendar

Date Weeks to Show Fertilizer Light Plant Care
Mar 7
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 14
11
Maintain regular fertilizing program. Maintain. Continue to repot and groom.
Mar 21
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 28
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 4
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 11
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 18
6
Maintain. Maintain. Disbud singles for the last time. Check for suckers. Wash foliage.
Apr 25
5
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 2
4
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 9
3
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 16
2
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain.
May 23
1
Maintain. Maintain. Remove spent blossoms, peduncles and pedicel stubs. Check for suckers. Brush away soil particles, etc. Pot down necks or pot up only if necessary.