All through the depths of winter our violets will need tending, so on those mild
days, do take the trouble to remove any dead or yellowing foliage and gently
stir the top soil and if necessary, give them a little water, but not too much,
and remember not to get water on the leaves.
There arenít all that many pests around in the depths of winter, but it
pays to keep an eye open just in case. Remember, there will still be a
load of hungry critters around looking for food, and violets are real tasty
to a raccoon, squirrel or mouse.
I hope in future newsletters to talk to you about all the pests and so
forth that can cause problems for violet growers, and about some of the favorite
violets that we enjoy growing. Also, how to create a violet bed to provide
seedlings, and maybe get some new violets all of your own.