Viola

DAYS TO SPROUT

DAYS TO
SPROUT

7-14

MATURES IN

MATURES
IN

50

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Care & Harvest

🌱Germination: Violas need darkness to germinate properly, so DO NOT disturb the rockwool to check on germination progress – trust the seed’s natural process.

 

💡Temperature: Prefers cooler temperatures (65-70°F).

 

✂️ Pruning: Check the roots monthly and trim any that are brown or extending past the yPod. Once flowers start to fade, remove them by pinching the stem below the base of the flower head. This helps the plant refocus its energy on producing the next wave of blooms!

 

🔎 Plant Health: Aphids are a common pest, but you can use our prevention tricks to keep them at bay!

 

🌻 Harvest: Harvest by cutting flowers at the stem when they are fully open. To display your flowers’ beauty cut-free anywhere, use the Gardyn Vase!

Quick Facts

Native to Europe, people have cultivated Violas for thousands of years. Historically, people commonly used Violas to make medicinal treatments, wine, and even perfumes. Today, violas are a favorite edible garnish to chefs and home cooks alike. Fun fact: Violas were the first flower associated with Valentine’s Day, and they are the parent species to pansy flowers!

Violas are naturally compact plants with small flowers. Their frilly, colorful petals display splashes of purple, white, and yellow. Violas have a subtle, sweet flavor and a delicate scent, making them a perfect and unique edible garnish. They are a source of vitamins A and C, and contain anthocyanins.

Violas add a beautiful pop of color to your Gardyn. Try these charming flowers as an edible garnish for any dish! Enjoy them sprinkled over fruit, salads, soups, or even desserts. Violas can also add edible beauty to any appetizer or main course, and they create a stunning presentation when pressed into soft cheeses or icing on cakes and cookies.

Harvest to Plate Recipe

How To Cook Viola

Sumptuous Spoonfuls

INGREDIENTS

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette (recipe here)
  • Mixed spring greens
  • Fresh strawberry slices
  • Almond slices, toasted
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Fresh viola blossoms (or other edible flowers)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, make the vinaigrette and set it aside while you prep your salad.
  2. Fill your salad plate or bowl with greens.
  3. Tuck in lots of strawberry slices and sprinkle with almond slices and goat cheese crumbles.
  4. Add several viola blossoms (or other edible flowers) and drizzle with the vinaigrette.

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