Every spring, I go a little nuts. I blame it on growing-up on a farm. Spring is when the action is, when things are born and planted. However, here in Florida, spring is a little different from other places. You know, places with real seasons? Planting around here is sort of a schizo affair, with a lot of it occurring in the fall, very little in the spring and some in the middle of the summer. Believe it or not, spring isn’t a good time to plant things in Florida as it is still part of the dry season!
So, the way that I go a little nuts is that I start to propagate things. Usually African Violets, though really no plant in my jungle is safe from the pruners. The African Violets usually need a good yearly clean-up and rejuvenation, and I just stick new cuttings while I am at it. Now would be a good time to mention that I have a lot of violets. A lotof violets. Like around 200 different varieties. Yes, that is a lot. So, here I am sticking a coupleof cuttings from each of these 200 varieties. Each cutting can yield easily up to 6 new plants after dividing (and in some cases up to 15 or more!). You can do the math, that equals a LOT of violets!
All that I can say in my defense is that at least I don’t plant zucchini.