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 Post subject: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:30 pm 
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As my first foray into tobacco, I planted up Black Sea Basma a few months ago on my internal window sill (I should point out here I live in Scotland). It is now 5 1/2 feet tall and I have run out of window! The leaves, length 6 inch at bottom to 4 inch at top are all a healthy green with no signs of yellowing.
Will cutting back aid or hinder flowering? Or alternatively have I gone totally wrong!
Thanks, all/any help most welcome


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:59 am 
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do you want flowers or do you want tobacco leaves?


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:57 pm 
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First off, thanks for getting back to me, it is most appreciated.
I thought I needed flowers to bloom in order to make the leaves mature to make them smokable! That, if nothing else underlines my ignorance!!
So to answer the question, I'm hoping for leaves that can be dried/cured and ultimately smoked. So once again, any help?


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:16 pm 
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I know that outside cutting the top back to the leaves you think the plant can sustain and then ruthlessly removing any sucker growth forces the plant to put all its energy into finishing off the leaves it already has - increasing their weight etc. I've read advice on here to top regardless of whether there are flowers showing if the first frost date is approaching.

Indoors I'm not sure whether the leaves will start to yellow at all since there probably won't be any seasonal trigger for it to happen. The plant may just decide to contentedly remain a house plant for the duration of the winter.


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:08 am 
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Cheers for the advice. However, since this is Scotland the "duration of the winter" can turn out to be a very long time! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:54 am 
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Deen, you might want to list your home area in the User Control Panel so it shows up in your posts..
This really helps so others in your area can tell where you are.
AND, in the post title.... out of space in Glascow.... or something like that???

Basically, best advice will come from folks in your area.

I've got a couple ideas, but they might not work there...

...find a local garden club and ask for advice about growing tomatoes...
That would do you some good.
rc


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
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I top what I don't want to go to seed. It helps on the leaf here in NM. I also bag the tops for the seed I want to keep. RC, That was a good call buddy.


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 Post subject: Re: Running Out Of Growing Space!
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I top what I don't want to go to seed. It helps on the leaf here in NM. I also bag the tops for the seed I want to keep. RC, That was a good call buddy.


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