All About African Violets – Episode 3.047 – What the Heck is an Immature Leaf?!

Welcome to my Sunroom

Hi Everyone!  Come on in to the Sunroom!

Thank you for joining me today as we remain at home. And for those of you not hunkered down because you’re in an essential industry or business, you have my thanks.  Nurses, doctors, grocers, pharmacists – all of you working to keep essential services going during this unprecedented time – You are WARRIORS!  THANK YOU.

Tips and Treasures

Lots to talk about today!! This episode is a little bit longer than usual, and I’m a talking head!

We are now on Week 8 of the pre-show schedule. 

  • Consistent Care:  I filmed myself grooming the Optimara plants.  I was holding the camera, so it’s awfully wobbly, but I thought it would be helpful for you to see the grooming process. 
  • Immature Leaves:  Today I want to touch on Immature Leaves because the concept of immature leaves was one that I found confusing for a very long time.   
  • Limit Your Collection – when it comes around to show time, the benefits of Consistent Care become very clear. 
  • Know your Number. We talked about this back in February 2019!

A Look at the Stands

It’s a good look today – I think you will really see the difference from two weeks ago.  The days continue to get longer, and the plants just seem to know! 

My growing space is limited, so I think you can also see that I’m going to have to make some decisions very soon on what I give shelf space to. 

Get the Bail Money Ready

The AVSA National Convention has been cancelled for 2020.  In 2021 it will be in Atlanta, and we will go to Little Rock in 2022.

More than ever, if you have photos of your plants and/or growing spaces that you’d like to share for the website, now would be an excellent time to send them in. 

Keep Moving Forward

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