Whole Leaf Tobacco
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Senior Member DistillingJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    338


    Touching them makes them hard...

    I was reading a gardening book the other day that was referring to growing from seed (general, not tobacco related). Something it suggested was lightly touching new seedlings every day with either your finger or running a sheet of paper across a planting tray. Apparently this helps the seedlings to harden up and do better when transplanted. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

  2. #2
    Moderator ChinaVoodoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Edmonton, AB, CA
    Posts
    2,585


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    I believe it. I've heard the same about wind.
    I'm sold on the salicylic acid treatment, myself. They're about due.
    Now all them things that seemed so important, well mister they vanished right into the air - The Boss

  3. #3
    Senior Member greenmonster714's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    West Central Alabama
    Posts
    1,251


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    My two cents. It's believable. I mean plants will react to music and human voices so why not touch as well? To me we are the ultimate companion for plants we raise. We feed, water, and care for them. Maybe that triggers a positive force in them. I dunno. I'm sounding like a tree hugger but I can't help but feel that somehow they feel our presence. There's probably some pretty in depth studies on that subject out there.

    Interesting post. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. #4
    Administrator deluxestogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    near Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    11,812


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...


  5. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    VT
    Posts
    2,688


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    I put them out so they can get sunlight and wind when it isn't too cold. The difference in stalk strength is dramatic.

    They go from being top heavy sprouts always falling over and resting on the biggest leaf to standing under their own power in a week. If I didn't let them out I'd get an oscillating fan for them no question about it.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Brown Thumb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    3,645


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    I put a fan on them to strengthen them up

  7. #7
    Senior Member MarcL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Central Maryland
    Posts
    2,644


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    I believe it. what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. evolution
    tobacco, roll with it...

  8. #8
    Senior Member Brown Thumb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    3,645


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcL View Post
    I believe it. what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. evolution
    I was worried about them catching a Cold

  9. #9
    Senior Member DistillingJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    338


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    Maybe its in my head, but I've been giving them a gentle rub the last few days and they do seem a bit firmer for it. Might keep it up.

  10. #10
    Senior Member greenmonster714's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    West Central Alabama
    Posts
    1,251


    Re: Touching them makes them hard...

    Don't worry man. Ain't nobody judging here. Truth be told. I stroked mine today too. Just in case.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •