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Using Rusty Nails for African Violets

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For years gardeners have used rusty nails to add iron to the soil around certain plants. This is a guide about using rusty nails for African violets.
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July 28, 2008

Your African violets will bloom longer, prettier, and more abundantly, if you stick a few rusty nails in the soil alongside them.

By oldtimes from Slaughters, KY

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July 28, 20080 found this helpful

I just read that putting rusty nails in the soil of your African violets will help them bloom beautifully - so I just put some in. Wish me luck.

By Pam from L.A., CA

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Rusty Nails for African Violets 04/20/2006
Insert a few rusty nails into the soil around your African violets. The blossoms will be larger, and brighter in color and more profuse.
By joesgirl
Rusty Nails for African Violets 04/20/2006
This trick works for my clematis, I put the rusty nails in the ground near the roots and the results were stunning.
By jenireed
(04/20/2006)
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Rusty Nails for African Violets

My gardenia's leaves were rather pale so I went to a local nursery for help. The saleslady showed me a container of "iron" for $10.00. She opened the jar to show me the contents. I remarked that it looked like particles of rust. She smiled and told me that burying a rusty nail or two in plants that require iron will do exactly the same thing. Saved $10.00 and gardenia leaves are once again dark and shiny. (04/21/2006)

By Mairmie

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