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 Post subject: Question about topping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:19 am 
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It's my first time growing tobacco, or anything for that matter. I just came back from a little vacation and noticed my plants had flowerheads. I pinched them off, but how far down The plant should you cut it? My tobacco is also very uneven in size due to bad fertilization (until someone gave me the tip to use calcium nitrate wich made all plants starting to grow again.).

I'll attach a few pictures on how it looks and maybe you veterans can give me a few tips.

I'm growing this in Sweden.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Your plants look very good !
You should Stop applying fertilizer .
It will make the leaf very difficult to cure when applied after the plants are knee - high.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:09 pm 
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It doesnt matter how far up you pinch it off.
However it should not be too close to something important, as a broken sterm is an entrance port for unwanted things.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:12 pm 
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... I have heard tales of some fellows dabbing a very small amount of motor oil on a cut-off stem using their finger tip...
YMMV
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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for your responses guys!

I've been lurking around The forum for a while now.
I will probably create a new thread describing all of my experiences later.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
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We shall look forewards to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
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Anything that needs calcium I put egg shells in the bottom before I plant, same with tomatoes.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about topping
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:03 am 
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poppins wrote:
Anything that needs calcium I put egg shells in the bottom before I plant, same with tomatoes.


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ALL our household scraps, (and the junkmail), go to the garden ! Except meat fat & greasy stuff, and citrus rinds.

I dig shallow trenches through the walkways and bury everything generated every other day or so...
In the least, it will add humous to the soil.

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