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 Post subject: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:57 am 
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This is my virginia Goldleaf a few days after I bought it. It was about 5" high.

(In case y'all are wondering, the other plant is a wood betony)



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This is the plant two weeks after I got it, I still hadn't gotten a bigger pot for it, had a sudden unexpected expense that prevented me. At this point its grown to about 7" tall. Notice the bottom leaf is a bit yellow, a few days later it was much moreso so I cut it off.


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This is from the 3rd week and its about 9". Something nibbled on one of the leaves when it was young but seems to have lost interest or died, no idea what it was. Only pests I've seen have been singular aphids that i just pick off. Since re-potting it it's been growing rapidly. ive forgotten to take pics from the past few weeks but it's over 12" now and survived the re-potting well.


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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Looking cool :-)


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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Nice pics, Tex!

That wood betony sounds interesting.. I'll need to look it up!

Well, save the nice pot for something new and waylay a house-painter somewhere in town...
Tell him you are growing tobacco on your porch and need a couple empty 5's.
Painters are usually a friendly bunch... you may need to wash out a bit of latex, but that is ez enough.

Punch a bunch of holes around the side, near the bottom so water will drain out, and also may be brought in from a try below the bucket. Soak it for the first transplant, then water from the bottom thereafter.
Heck, it won't hurt much to water from the top! :-)

You Will need a 5g bucket or the plant will die in the heat.

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rc

...next time around ask us for some seed and we'll see that you get some... far better than springing for a plant! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:48 am 
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If you leave a growing tobacco plant in a small pot for too long, the leaves will get yellow and it will stop growing. Glad you took care of that :D

Looking good!

Truth


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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Wood Betony is a great herb if you've been working too hard in the tobacco patch. It's a mild, non-drowsy muscle relaxer. Just make a tea out of it. Or you could brew it in beer and make Betony Ale which they did in the old days.


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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:41 am 
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Ale sounds good!
We could use more of that around here!
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 Post subject: Re: TexTobacco 1st Grow Log: Virginia Goldleaf
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Hi TexT wood betony grows in the hedge rows round here , i'll be out scouting for it now lol :P its a great herb to be cultivating .
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