Golden Virginia seeds.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230358Post MKG
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:56 pm

Yep - I had that feeling for quite a while too. But they transplant very easily at a MUCH earlier stage than you'd think feasible. I transplanted a dozen or so into their own tiny pots, and they're now four times the size of the others (apart from those "accidentals", which are the biggest of the lot). I think that might be an "in the know" moment. But yes, apparently they don't zoom into growth - but they make up for it later, as they can be 6 or 7 feet tall.

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EDIT: Nearly forgot, MMM. If they're up, get them out of the propagator - they're extremely prone to damping off.
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230395Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 01, 2011 6:00 am

OK thanks Mike - I did think I'd better get them out of propagator but they are just so teeny! Will do. :salute:
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230474Post pops
Mon May 02, 2011 12:20 pm

the info sheet that came with mine said 12 days germination MMM, and MKG - no i didn't use a propagator, will try that with me second batch! :D

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230532Post Millymollymandy
Tue May 03, 2011 7:23 am

Info sheet :oops: I'd forgotten about that - just dug it out and read it! I didn't put any ash over the top, just sowed in a seed tray and covered with a bit of sieved compost - germinated in 2 days in the propagator!

Actually they are growing so will give them a few more days then attempt to prick a handful out. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 231748Post MKG
Thu May 12, 2011 10:56 am

Mine has decided to spurt in the last week or so - they're all now of a size to plant out. Apart from one which a snail took a liking to. I can't find the snail - it's no doubt tucked away in a cosy corner, stoned out of its mind.

Now comes the difficult bit - I can plant in the reserved bed easily (OH knows about that). But how do I hide another couple of dozen plants, which may grow to six feet, without her knowing? I could say they're sunflowers, I suppose - but she'll twig that when one of them comes into flower. I've got my eye on a few large pots which appear to be unwanted for this season. They could go behind the greenhouse. Do you think she might notice? :lol:

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

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Thu May 12, 2011 5:14 pm

hi everyone, iv just joined and came accross this thread.
iv got a degree in tobacco production if anyone needs advice id be happy to help. im from macedonia, the land of tobacco, lol!
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 231813Post MKG
Thu May 12, 2011 5:57 pm

Wooh Hooh!!!!!!!

Don't go away, Demi - you're going to be very much in demand :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

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Fri May 13, 2011 10:01 am

Wish you had been with us last year Demi, I had to wing it!! Daughter still smoking our leaves! pbf.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 231890Post Millymollymandy
Fri May 13, 2011 11:46 am

Mine are still about the same size as they were when they germinated. :(
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

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Thu May 26, 2011 7:16 pm

It's worth looking on YouTube as there are lots of videos on the growing process.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 233269Post chilitony
Thu May 26, 2011 8:18 pm

my first lot did not do alot, stopped growing. my second attempt have gone mad and are about 5" tall with big broad leaves. :flower:
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 233291Post boboff
Fri May 27, 2011 7:53 am

MIne are going out to play today, I pricked some out at the weekend, and they appear very attractive to slugs and snails, so must keep an eye on that. I have just left them in the seed tray I sowed them in, and after I think about 6 weeks they look big enough to sow straight outside, we will see.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 233404Post Millymollymandy
Sat May 28, 2011 6:46 am

My biggest one has two leaves that are about 1cm diameter and that's much bigger than the rest of them! They are too small to put out yet so are on a sunny windowsill indoors. :?
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 233536Post MKG
Sat May 28, 2011 10:18 pm

Mine are like Chilitony's second lot. Ner ner ner ner ner :lol:

Although they raced to that point when I put them out and now seem to have gone into hibernation again.

I've read that they don't like too rich an environment - or rather, they do, but they'll just sit there not doing much??? Any comments, Demi?

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 233546Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 29, 2011 5:22 am

I might bung a few in the cold frame but I'm worried they will frazzle or dry out too quickly as they are in tiny pots.
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