I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Kentucky 17 Tobacco
Kentucky 17 is a heavy producing white stemmed burley with yields as high as 6-8 ounces of dried leaf per plant. The light green leaves grow up to 36" in length and average 22"-24 inches wide. This pyramidal shaped plant can reach 7' in height and matures in approximately 70 days.
KY 17 grows slower in the first half of the season with its growth spurt occurring 2-3 week later than many other varieties. This a trait common to several white stemmed burleys. But it quickly catches up and surpasses other types by the end of its second month. The leaves turn yellow on the edges and have yellow mottling when ripe. It is easy to cure and is an excellent plant for priming or whole stalk curing. The leaves air cure to a light golden brown producing a smooth smoking, full flavor tobacco with a nicotine content of approximately 4%. It is an excellent choice for blending with bright leaf varieties in cigarette blends.