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    luvmyb_b
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    I didn’t start any nicotiana seeds this year and am regretting.  I thought I might start some now, but am wondering if it is too late.  Our safe planting time is usually after May 10th.  I just looked to see if they are able to be direct sown and it doesn’t say that I can on the Swallowtail web site.  What do you all think?  Should I give them a rest for this year since I am so far behind or should I start them in the house now?  I’m on the fence about what I ought to do and figured to gather opinions here.  Thanks in advance for your input!


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    SunshineNY6
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    I’m going to start some more. The first group didn’t make it. No one said everything has to bloom in June. It’s nice to have some late bloomers.


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    Good thinking, Wendy!  You’re right things do not have to bloom right away or all at the same time.  Guess I will be planting some nicotiana, too.   Thanks for the pep talk!


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    I had a bunch of volunteers last year in a pot from the year before.  They did not germinate until I brought the pot out of the back garage in mid May and they started blooming just shortly after the ones I started indoors in March.  You can do either….start indoors or even direct sow.  Go for it!  I know you enjoyed them last year.  Charlene


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    razzmataz
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    I, too, had a bunch of volunteers last year, all over the ground.  I am hoping for the same this year.


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    OhioLilacLady
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    I had never had Nicotiana before this summer but got a tad over zealous wanting to plant something in my barrels this Spring.  Nicotiana was abundant at the nursery so I bought them.  For the first few weeks, they didn t do much but there have now filled the barrels nicely .  They are very easy to care for.

    However, since this is just the second year for my barrels, I m not sure I like the Nicotiana well enough to do them again next year.

    You ladies are mentioning volunteers ~~~ Does this mean I ll have them coming up in random places like my Snaps did from last year ?

    Also, does Nicotiana only produce in red and white blooms ?

    Marilyn


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    luvmyb_b
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    Hi Marilyn,

    In my experience, and not living far from you, I would say you don’t have to worry about the nicotiana volunteering.  I wanted my white to come back up since others south of us said theirs did.  Mine did not.  I’ve grown it for a number of years and have never had it show up the following year without me planting it.

    It does come in other colors besides red and white.  I have grown purple and lime green also.  I think there may be a lighter shade of red that is closer to a pink too.   Maybe someone else has grown other colors.  Those are just the ones I know of.

    Now that I went back and read this thread (DUH!), I see that Charlene has had volunteers and she is in a zone cooler than us.  So, maybe …?


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