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    Here is how I start my plants

    Here is how I make my seedling this year . Hope all my pictures make it on here .
    I use no fertilizer until the seedlings are bigger than a match head .
    The soil I use is not fertilized either . I think plants start better with no fertilizer when germinating .
    My seed pans was just seeded and places on my kitchen counter top .Little to no light

    Pan with light wicking soil . Not compacted , Light and fluffy


    Mix seeds in a small amount of wicking soil and scatter even as possible all over tray .


    They should germinate like this . I have already used alot of plants from this tray .


    Fill float trays with soil . Do not compact just fill and rake off the top


    Making holes


    Pull out a small amount of seedlings


    Put one seedling in each hole and lightly pinch soil together


    Finished tray . I also spray a fine mist over top to keep the sun from drying theplants out a killing them .


    Place trays on water to float 4 inches of water


    Seedlings after less than a week


    Seedlings at less than two weeks

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    In the last pic, the green around the seedlings is Moss/algae? I ask because I get the same thing, it doesn't seem to affect the seedlings.

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    Looks good Big, I have a single float tray and my sprouted seedlings are about ready to transplant to it. You wouldn't happen to have any Ct Shade 8212 seed would you?
    "We make our own Whiskey and our own smoke too, aint too many things these ol' boys cain't do..." -A Country Boy Can Survive ,Hank Williams Jr.

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    Thank you Big... good lesson... I am learning with you to 2017...!

    Merci Big, bonne le├žon...je suis en train d'apprendre avec vous pour 2017...!

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    If anyone wants to buy some float trays..I have a lot of them..shoot me a p.m.
    GIVING BIG TOBACCO THE MIDDLE FINGER,

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    For some reason I can not reply with quotes or edit my post .

    Moss/algae?
    The moss / algae is not a problem for me . It will leave when the sun pops out . It has been cold, cloudy and rainy here .

    I used two different soils this year . I only made about 20 trays from one and it has no moss on the trays . But the plant are not growing like they should .

    The picture don't show true colors of the plants . But they look great and does not have the yellow looking leaves . The sunlight made them transparent and some leaves look lighter in color .

    Smoking Harley

    The seeds I used for CT Shade I believe came from Deluxestogie ,If my notes are correct , they came from John Ashworth and he acquired them from a farmer close by where he lived . I do not know the number or name.

    I was using my one hole seeder which was quicker , but some trays I was having too many that did not germinate . Even with this method I won't get 100% stand of plants , but it is close and better than the one hole seeding's .

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    I got to give you props for being a bacca farmer that starts your own seeds..all but one of the bacca farms I visit..buys their seedlings..and I visit a lot of them..mostly in Georgia.
    GIVING BIG TOBACCO THE MIDDLE FINGER,

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBonner View Post
    For some reason I can not reply with quotes or edit my post .
    Larry,
    I now have to use Google Chrome browser to get the forum editing, etc. to function properly. It doesn't work in my IE.

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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    FireFox works as well
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    Re: Here is how I start my plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken View Post
    If anyone wants to buy some float trays..I have a lot of them..shoot me a p.m.
    let me do some math tomorrow and I'll let you know. I might be in for one or two . How much you asking each?
    "We make our own Whiskey and our own smoke too, aint too many things these ol' boys cain't do..." -A Country Boy Can Survive ,Hank Williams Jr.

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