Viola Growing Information

Pansy  Growing Information
Seeds & Crop information :

Seed Count :
approximately 1,000-1,400 raw seeds per gram.
Time from sowing to transplanting : 25-30 days
Time from transplanting to first flower : 30-35 days

STAGE 1 (3-4 DAYS)

STAGE 2 (7-10 DAYS)

STAGE 3 (12-15 DAYS

STAGE 4 (25-30 DAYS)

Growth Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Visual At the end of Stage 1, germination is complete, the radicle will have emerged and roots are beginning to form. At the end of Stage 2, the roots are developing, a stem is present and the cotyledons hve expanded. At the end of Stage 3, the roots should be penetrating the plug cell and the first true leaves have developed. At the end of Stage 4, the roots should hold the plug mass together easily. The shoots should have 2-3 sets of true leaves.
Moisture Cover seeds lightly with coarse vemiculite to maintain moisture levels. Alternate between noisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease.
Growing Environment Sow under 70% plastic shade net. Warm : Under 50% shading.

Cool : Full sun

Warm : Under 50% shading.

Cool : Full sun

Warm : Under 50% shading.

Cool : Full sun

Lighting Light is not necessary for germination. Light 1,000-1,200 foot candles (10,000-12,000 lux) total. Light 3,500 foot candles (35,000 lux) total. Normal light.
Media Temperature 20-21 degrees centigrade. Temp. 18-22 degrees centigrade. Temp. 18-21 degrees centigrade. Temp. 16-18 degrees centigrade is ideal.
Fertilizer No fertilizer necessary for germination. Use a nitrate based fertilizer at about 50-75 ppm. Feed established seedlings at 75-100 ppm nitrogen, with a fertilizer formulated for pansies. Refer to Stage 3
Media EC

(Electro Conductivity)

EC< 0.5 mS/cm. EC 0.5-0.75 mS/cm. EC 0.75-1.0 mS/cm. Refer to Stage 3