Raising your own tobacco.
Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:40 PM
I most certainly will be reading more about growing/aging tobacco over the winter.
Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:00 PM
In one of my travels to India I observed that a they chew thir tobacco? What's the difference between smoking it and chewing it? a little help here
Good question, and completely on topic. I've thought and thought about it and can't for the life of me figure out what the difference is between smoking something and chewing something. Speaking of traveling, would you have any idea how I would go about finding a good website to coordinate my travels to such places as India and/or Las Vegas? A little help here.
You might try chewing on some burning tobacco as an empirical way of finding out.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:48 PM
Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:04 PM
Is anyone going to attempt to grow their own this year? This will be my second year growing. Since I had so much fun with it last year I've expanded quite a bit and will be giving pipe tobacco processing a serious shot this go around.
I would, but I'm afraid for the baby or dog getting sick if they got into the crops. Tobacco plants would look nice out in the back yard
Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:19 PM
Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:43 AM
Let's see the actual plants boys!
Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:12 AM
About 2-3 weeks from the field yet.......this photo is about a week old, and only shows part of the seedlings.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:51 AM
Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:22 AM
I'll have the following varieties:
Yellow Twist Bud
Ergo (white stemmed burley)
Frogs Eye Orinoco
Heirloom ceremonial tobacco
Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:43 AM
How far apart are the tobacco plants and your vegetable garden? I've always heard to keep the tobacco plants away from tomatoes, b/c of the nicotine factor. Then again, maybe that would be a good combo, nicotine enhanced tomatoes......hmmm.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:27 AM
7 July 2011
PA Broadleaf 26 June11:
PA Broadleaf 7 July 11:
I'll be applying the first side-dressing of fertilizer this weekend, so they should really take off from here. The temps here were just plain brutal when I set the plants.......frankly, I'm surprised that the majority of them have survived. I'll be down to right around 100 to 113 plants.......short of my goal, but plenty to work with. There are more photo's of all the varieties in my albums.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:09 PM
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:52 AM
Well, it's getting close to time for me to start my seeds for this years crop. I've settled (sorta) on the following strains:
CT Broadleaf (cigar)
PA Broadleaf (cigar)
FL Sumatra (cigar)
Vuelto Abajo ( )
Va Gold (flue cured)
Yellow Twist Bud (burley)
I've completed the initial germination testing on all varieties and got acceptable results. I'm considering adding another burley to the plan, but not sure I want to mess with as much pipe tobacco processing as I've done in the past.
I need to break into the bricks I pressed in '11 and see how they have done, it's been awhile since I've burned any of it.
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