Learning Download: How to Grow Violas
Violas are a very popular option for gardeners because they are easy to grow from seed and easy to care for. Many are annuals or short-lived perennials, but they do self-seed.
Before Planting: Violas are easy to grow from seed and should be started indoors four to six weeks before transplanting the seedlings to the garden.
Planting: Once weather reaches the desired temperature, harden off the Violas gradually before transplanting them completely outside.
Watering: Soil should be kept moist, but not wet. Water once or twice a week during dry periods.
Fertilizer: Feed Violas with some general-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks during the growing season.
Days to Maturity: Violas will begin to bloom early spring.
Harvesting: Viola flowers are edible and can be used as garnishes for salads or sweet treats like cakes. Harvest the flowers in the coolest part of the day and pick the flowers when they reach their blooming peak.
Tips: Violas are smaller blooms that grow compactly and bloom for a long period of time, they make a good option to grow in a hanging basket, in window boxes are as edging along the garden.