No…not for me, sadly. The ponds and lakes are still frozen as is he ground, the trees still sleep, and buds and spring rain are still at least a months away. But the days are getting longer; regular mild temps are in the works… and for Flapz, the climate is much better for growing in The Land Of Froots And Nuts…BC to you non-Canookistannies.
Our first crop of tobacco plants failed. He was so impressed with my idea that he jumped in too. He got one of those 24 spot seed starter things, put ‘em under a grow light and went to town. Apparently some the cigar plants germinated okay… and grew big enough for 4 leaf buds to sprout…and then they all died.
Flapz and I are not gardeners…and my thumb is browner than his is.👍🏿 Any ideas what might have caused this emotionally devastating failure? Did he water them too little? Or too much…? As usual, your help and expertise is sincerely appreciated.
Flapz has displeased me, and my plans for a new Canadian Tobacco cartel are in peril…
was there a warming mat underneathReplyDelete
sometimes it is a fungus called damping off
as pioneer preppy [small hold] he is good at this stuff
when we tried [about 50 years ago] the seedlings died from damping off
Ditto on the damping off. Try better drainage and less water.Delete
I think deb is right, my first guess anyway. You can tell by looking at main stem, if it's thin for brownish at dirt level or maybe some fell right over, it's damping off. You can buy a fungicide (a rather harsh chemical) called no damp to control it. When we had our greenhouse we used to use colloidal silver sprayed with a mister on soil surface as soon as plants came up. A rather expensive proposition unless you make your own colloidal silver.ReplyDelete
Colloidal silver is easy to make. Three 9v batteries, two jumper cables with small alligator clips and two ounces of silver.Delete
Connect the batteries in series (plus terminal to minus terminal) connect jumpers to the two battery terminals that are exposed, clip the other ends to the silver coins (99.999%) and place in a glass jar of distilled water (not filtered) so that only the silver and not the alligator clip is submerged. Place 5 or 6 individual crystals of salt in the water to start the process. You will see a ghostly silver cloud coming off the positively charged coin.
For 3/4 quart of water in a quart mason jar, let it run 45 minutes. Store in dark glass or keep away from light. And if you start turning blue, STOP! You are taking to much.
I drank colonoidal silver for years. Bought a machine that stirs during process. Not blue, yet. That article in People magazine (special shithouse edition) of old boy turned blue was bs. People at work would plead with me to bring them some. These were educated people. They saw the results.Delete
I tried growing Trinidad Perfume peppers. About like trying to shit in a swingin' jug.ReplyDelete
I have grown tobacco from small plants purchased at a farmer's market but attempts to grow from the seeds as you did failed for me too. And I'm here in formerly tobacco country near the old RJR plant.ReplyDelete
I cured some leaves in the shed. My wife and sons smoke pipes they weren't impressed by my attempt at making Old Toney pipeweed here in the Shire.
I am not expecting stellar results Skyler. My attempts are really going to be nothing more than a raised middle finger to the Canadian gubbimint and their tax collectors, HAR HAR HAR!!!Delete
More heat my friend. Sounds like it was a tad too cool and damp as Deb stated. Wondering about the power of the grow light too. I mentioned before that you sort of get what you pay for in grow lights. The ones I use came out of Canada and cost 1200.00 each. Optic 8 series.ReplyDelete
I guess it is getting to be time to start my next grow now that I think about it. Been working so much I kinda forgot. Still plenty of time here in Okla though and now thats its not for business i can get more detailed and careful. Blueberry pie, Skywalker og (my all time fav) sour diesel lemon kush and gellatto are on the list for this one. Still sitting on half a brute trash can of gorilla glue #4 so yeah we good there. Guess I'll start Sunday since I just picked up another painting job that starts today.
Thanks for the reminder.