As promised, we have put together a little pictorial blog for you,
which should hopefully help you on your way to growing your own tobacco plants in the UK. As we mentioned in our previous blog, we get asked
all the time how to grow tobacco plants and
we always say, its so much easier than you may think!
Below is a simple step-by-step guide, which will hopefully help you on the way to growing your own tobacco plants, and in a few weeks you will see the fruits of your labour! If you follow our guide, you should
see plants your plants begin to be amazing and lush...
An Easy Step By Step Guide To Growing Your Tobacco Plants...
What You Need...
To start with, you will need the following bits:
Filling Seedling Tray...
You need to fill the tray with compost. We use a standard compost - 'Verve Compost'. You can get this from most B&Q type places. Make sure to pack in the compost firmly.
Spray Seedling Tray...
Once you have filled the seed trays firmly, give the tray a good spray with water, so as to make sure the seeds have a nice moist environment
to live in.
Prep Seedling Tray...
make holes in the compost. You can use a mini dabber, which gives the
perfect size holes for the new tobacco seedlings.
Sowing The Tobacco Seeds...
Filling Seed Pots...
Using the seed compost - We Use John Innis seed compost, again, you can get this from B&Q type shops. As with the seedling tray, make sure to pack the compost in firmly.
Filling Seed Pots...
After filling the seed pots, rub off the excess, making sure to have a flat surface, so that the seeds can be sown uniformly. This will help later when you Prick Out.
Filling Seed Trays...
After giving the pot a quick spray, wet
your fingertip and dab into your seeds, you should aim for about 50 seeds.
Prepping Seed Trays...
Once you have the amount you desire, sprinkle
in a circle so that you cover the top of the pots surface. Give another spray when you are done.
After a couple of weeks, you should have about an inch of seedling. Using a cocktail stick, separate each tobacco seedling gently.
Being careful, gently pinch each separated seedling and guide them into the prepared hole in the
seedling tray. Gently fill the
hole around the seedling.
Press around each seedling firmly, and then give another spray, and you will one step nearer to your bounty!
bumper crop in about 8 - 12 weeks!
We hope this guide takes the myth out of growing your own Tobacco in the UK, and gives you the confidence to dip your toe into the world of Tobacco Plants.
We will post some more tips and tricks in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep checking back!
Until then, Be Safe Out There!!
From all at - UK Tobacco Plants