How often to fertilize

QuestionHow often should I fertilize my violet?

Answer:  Every time you water.  We like to say “treat your violets like you child”.  A good parent wouldn’t feed her child only when it was convenient, at irregular intervals.  A child, at least, will make more noise when it’s hungry–“…when’s dinner?!”.  Any growing, living, thing needs regular, predictable, feedings.  If you want your plant to grow and bloom continually and regularly, you need to provide for its needs continually and regularly.  Use the “constant feed” directions for your fertilizer, or dilute to 1/4 to 1/8 strength if these are not given.  Use less for constant-watering methods, since the plant will process more water, and occasionally flush with plain water to wash excess fertilizer salts from the soil.

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