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Nicotiana Sylvestris – Only The Lonely

I have sown seeds of The Tobacco Plant, Nicotiana today. The seeds were from Seekay Horticultural Supplies. I prepared a deepish box of warm, moist compost and scattered the dust like seed on the top. No need to cover with more compost as it just settles into the soil being so fine. Unbelievably small seeds when you know how large the final plants are. I hope that the seedlings wont mind being transferred into the garden. I may try sowing some directly into the garden when the soil warms up a bit.

  • A Very tall variety of Nicotiana that bears white pendulous scented flowers well above the foliage..
  • Sow from Feb – April.
  • Do not cover the seed.
  • Germination will take between 7 and 20 days
  • When all risk of frost has passed plant out the plants at 3′ apart in a Sunny free draining site
  • info from Seekay.