tobacco, cotton & flax

I am pleased to write that my cotton and flax seeds have arrived.  Thankfully, the cotton and flax seeds are much more manageable than my tobacco seeds.  They are larger.

Here are some facts that I’ve gathered from across the web.

Tobacco

Germination:  7-28 days
Maturation/Harvest:  3 months
Typically planted in March or April.

Tobacco links:
http://www.articlesbase.com/gardening-articles/4-easy-steps-growing-tobacco-from-seed-1129748.html
http://www.gardening-guides.com/herbs/tobacco-an-howto.php

Flax

Germination:  21-28 days
Maturation/Harvest: 3-4 months
Typically planted in May.

Flax links:
http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/english/index.jsp?p=growing2&mp=growing
http://www.ehow.com/how_7846520_harvest-flax-seeds.html

Cotton

Germination:  7-10 days
Maturation/Harvest: 4-5 months
Typically planted in late April/early May.

Cotton links:
http://www.ehow.com/about_6502234_life-cycle-cotton-plant.html
http://www.selfsufficientish.com/cotton.htm
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G4268

Another good reference site regarding plants that I have found is the Virginia Extension Office.

I will have to start getting the cotton ready to germinate next.  In preparation for that, I have requested a copy of A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan from my local library.  I cannot wait to see what tips the author will share.

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