Violet is a beautiful forest plant, so it is easy to grow. Violet peculiar role, can be used for cooking and decorative purposes and as perfume. Once planted, they have long growth, from 20 to 30 cm (7.9 11.8 inches) high growth of runners. They form a carpet of growth, making a good weeds out of the ground cover. Edible leaves can be harvested throughout the year, edible flowers in late winter and early spring.
1、Choose a suitable position.
Violets need to grow in an position, but quite tolerant, as long as they do not become dry. They need to be in the hot climate avoid hot afternoon sunshine, but if you live in a cool climate, you can grow up in full of sunshine.
2、Choose good soil.
Soil pH should be around 6.0 7.5; Add lime to reduce acid soil. Should be well drained soil. Rich with decaying compost and/or fertilizer. If you have clay, add a lot of grit, rotten vegetables garbage and waste; Light and gravel soil by adding a large number of cow dung and loam or clay mixed to improve. If in the growth of open, violet like medium heavy rich soil.
3、Propagate by dividing old violet plants.
If you already have some violet plant growth, and who know have established violet, use them to reproduce. Simply disconnect a have a small piece of root, put it on a couple of weeks, until the build, and grow. Spring or autumn is perhaps the best time to do this, but you will probably find that it works well just about any time. This should be done every 2 years once you have an established violet garden, to achieve best growing results. If you have seeds, note that seed is best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. The seed requires a period of cold stratification and the germination of stored seed can be erratic. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer.
4、Space violet plants 25—30 centimeter (11.8 in) apart.
Plant either in rows or in a more creative pattern that suits your garden space.
Violets need a moist soil and should not be allowed to dry out.
6、Keep free of weeds.
Around the plant violet soil, to conduct regular weeding or violet will lose a lot of nutrients。
7、Harvest leaves and/or flowers as wished.
The flowers are usually produced in abundance in late winter and early spring.