MY FAVORITE SUPPLIES FOR AFRICAN VIOLETS
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Option 1 – The Cheaper Option
Sunshine Aggregate 4 is the potting mix I use on a regular basis. My mix is a mix of 4 parts of the Sunshine Aggregate and 1 part of the perlite below. You can probably get this soil and some perlite in your local hydroponics store. Just make sure that there is no fertilizer is added to the perlite.
Sunshine Aggregate 4 – Click HERE!
Course Perlite – Click HERE!
Option 2 – The Easier Option
My fertilizer of choice is Hunter’s fertilizer which you can find here. A close second is Optimara 14-12-14. Use only 1/8 tsp of fertilizer in a gallon of water, although the directions say differently. Violets are much happy with less fertilizer.
Marathon – This is a granular systemic insecticide that controls aphids, soil mealy bugs, fungus gnats, thrips, whitefly, and others. Marathon provides residual control for 12 weeks with a single application. It can be top-dressed or mixed with soil. Use 1/4 tsp for 3.5″ – 5″ pot and 1/8 teaspoon for a 3″ pot or smaller. 4 ounces is enough for 200 small pots or 100 4″ pots. The cost for 4 ounces is $7.00. Contact me at [email protected] to order.