Welcome to my Sunroom
Hi Everyone! Come on in and relax.
Some exciting news: Ted Yoder has a new CD!! It’s called “Feels like Home.”
Tips and Treasures
We are going to jump right in to Tips and treasures, because this is a very important episode. We are going to talk about the Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus, more often simply called INSV. Joyce and the late Kent Stork talked about INSV on one of the old episodes, and I’m sharing that footage with you here again. Books mentioned in this episode:
- Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases, by Margery L. Daughtrey (it’s spendy because it’s out of print, so slso look for it on eBay)
- Growing to Show, by Pauline Bartholomew
Tools mentioned in this episode:
A Look at What’s On the Stands
If you are following the podcast on Instagram, you saw a teaser photo a few days ago. My collection has gone back down – from 74 down to about 48 or so. There was a possibility that INSV was introduced into my collection, and because I wasn’t practicing the best plant room hygiene. It’s possible that by not disinfecting my knife between each fresh cut I made on leaf stems, that I infected many of the leaves I brought home from National.
I don’t know what vendor the suspect plant came from, but I kept leaves and gave the plant to a friend. It wasn’t growing well so she decided to test it, and it tested positive for INSV. I tossed most of the leaves I put down, and on the rest – I will be watching them very carefully to see how the babies look when they start to sprout. If they don’t look good, out they’ll go.
Always remember to practice good plantroom and potting bench hygiene!!!
Get the Bail Money Ready!
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The 2020 National Convention – Violets Go Hog Wild in Arkansas – will be in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sunday, May 24 – Sunday, May 31, 2020.
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