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 Post subject: My first baccy sprouts 2011!
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Just would like to announce to my growin buddies; I now have my first baccy sprouts! 20 Virginia Gold and like 45 Burley!
Oddly enough the Virginia was down 7 days before popping up, the Burley only took 5!

I planted way more and will probably see more by tomorrow, they are in seperate trays and have been and still are covered in clear plastic.
Any advice on what to do next to ensure a strong start?

Will post pics as soon as plastic can come off!


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 Post subject: Re: My first baccy sprouts 2011!
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Keep the soil near 80, but not over 85. Provide a high power of light (but not burning them with heat, use your hand to check, If you're hands uncomfortable, the plants will be too). Keep the light as close as comfortable. Do NOT exceed 14-16 hours of light exposure (essentially try to copy nature). Be ready to fertilize them after the leaves are just a bit less than the size of a dime (I use Miracle Grow for tomatoes, but All purpose MG is fine). No need to fertilize the first 3-4 weeks until there are some root development. Keep the soil moist (not wet) until the 3rd week or so. After germination, there's no need for the clear cover, infact, it can help keep mold/mildew down by removing the cover(the cover is just to help maintain moisture until germination).

That's pretty much it.


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