Are your violets lacking in blooms lately? Give this natural remedy a try, and you’ll witness an abundance of flowers.

How to make violets bloom

Even if you’re not blessed with a green thumb, whether your violets are potted or planted in the ground, they can still blossom profusely.

Understanding Violets

Violets, perennial flowering plants adaptable to both pots and open soil, are not only highly decorative but also low-maintenance, resilient even in harsh temperatures. However, there might be instances when they don’t bloom as desired.

To overcome this issue, we present a simple trick that guarantees impressive blooms for your plants.

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How to Nurture Blooms

The key ingredient for this remedy is a household item found in every kitchen: eggshells. After using eggs for your culinary endeavors, don’t discard the shells. Instead, rinse them under running water and let them dry in the sun or, alternatively, place them on a baking tray in the oven at 150 degrees for fifteen minutes. Once dry, crumble the eggshells by hand or with the back of a spoon, or even better, blend them for a finer texture.

The resulting shell powder becomes a highly beneficial compound for your violets, rich in essential calcium for plant development.

Before applying the eggshell powder, perform some maintenance on your violets. Trim away all dried flowers and leaves, a common occurrence after flowering. This step is crucial to enable violets to bloom again. If dried foliage persists for too long, it may hinder new shoots’ growth. The same applies to dry leaves—retain the small and fresh ones for quicker sprouting.

Before introducing the eggshells into the soil, disturb it slightly with a spatula or, for smaller pots, kitchen scissors. It’s worth noting that pots should be changed periodically.

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Using a spoon, sprinkle the previously obtained eggshell powder evenly over the soil near the plant’s roots. Loosen the soil to ensure the dust reaches the bottom.

The final step is to water the plant. Repeat this operation every evening to meet the plant’s calcium requirements. After a few weeks, you’ll witness your violets blooming like never before.

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