Friday, May 21, 2010
garden 2010-tobacco update
Yesterday we planted another round of tobacco plants into the garden. We still have one round to go yet and we are thinking of trying a few guerrilla style as we will have more than will fit in to the garden area that we have set aside.
The plants have stayed very small this year and I am curious as to the reason why. We did kick them to the GH very early this season and last season grew them under lights in the shack. I am wondering if the warmth factor in the shack was a reason although the GH gets plenty warm even on very cool days. Last season I used our own soil, this year I used purchased soil, I wonder if that could be a reason as well.
Some of the plantlings are still under two inches tall and just starting to get more than two leaves. No matter I threw the tiny babies in the ground anyway, I was sick of tending them. They are in true tobacco fashion starting to go in to their growth spurt as the ones that we planted last week have doubled in size already.
Here is a view of the planted tobacco patch. This pic only shows about a quarter of the bed, this is our largest bed on the property and is about 150x40. The remainder of the patch will also be planted in tobacco. I have also planted 3 squash or melon plants in each row of tobacco. This could be interesting to watch this garden grow.