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    Senior Member Boboro's Avatar
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    Startin some early.

    Im gona start 50 seedling on feb. 15 gust in case we get a early spring. If we don't I'll put em in pots. I messed around to late last year and the plants just didn't take off like they should have.
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    Re: Startin some early.

    I'm starting mine about the same time. I hope to transplant into the ground around the middle of April.

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    Re: Startin some early.

    S p r e a d it out.
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    Re: Startin some early.

    you guys have high hopes. last year i ended giving some of my seedlings a haircut because of crowding out of light. as long as you don't trim the main stalk i didn't see a difference eccept for bigger root systems and a faster takeoff after transplanting into the garden.. i cliped the top of the stalk off on a couple by accident and if i was growing for flowers or seeds it would have been good. two tops don't make better,bigger leaves.

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    Senior Member Boboro's Avatar
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    Re: Startin some early.

    You lots farther north.
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    Re: Startin some early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boboro View Post
    You lots farther north.
    this year i don't know if the ground will defrost in the northeast. i noticed in the begining of the growing season around here there are a lot less bugs.

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    Re: Startin some early.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    you guys have high hopes. last year i ended giving some of my seedlings a haircut because of crowding out of light. as long as you don't trim the main stalk i didn't see a difference eccept for bigger root systems and a faster takeoff after transplanting into the garden.. i cliped the top of the stalk off on a couple by accident and if i was growing for flowers or seeds it would have been good. two tops don't make better,bigger leaves.
    I also frequently mow the tops of my seedlings before and after transplanting out (as you say avoid cutting growth point) commercial tobacco companies always do it....from what I've noticed it makes them grow faster and concentrate on root growth..even after transplanting out I take bottom leaves off as they grow till about 4-5 inches high. .you will notice the ones you do it to grow up faster.
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    Re: Startin some early.

    Last year my plants didn't take off like they did in the past and sometimes we do get good wheather in early april. Im getting new bulbs for my floresant fixtures and that could have been my problem last spring. I was lookin at Wallys world yesterday and the peat pot are bigger and will be 36 to a flat in stead of 50.
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    Re: Startin some early.

    When are you hoping to plant over there Boboro?

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    Re: Startin some early.

    thats about the time i plan on starting mine,

    just waiting on some more seeds to show up.

    i have a big grow room plenty of room for many plants, and a heater in there, so outside temps are no worries,

    allthough i got to get some vermiculite. and to do that i got to go 3 towns over, but it's a massive garden center,

    when i go there, i may get all my veggie seeds i plan on doing this year,,,

    im gonna try my hand at doing some NORTH CAROLINA GIANT watermelons,,,, ive grew them before, years ago,
    GIVING BIG TOBACCO THE MIDDLE FINGER,

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