How to Grow Tobacco

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 Post subject: New,and having a hard time
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:50 am 
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I grew Black Mammeth this year and had about 270 plants. I was up to my knees in aphids for a while and tried about every pesticide I could that was safe. Finally just resorted to washing them off with the garden hose.I got all the plants in the barn last week and tried to make some moist snuff and failed. Yesterday I tried a recipe i found here. Cross my fingers!! Anyone have a suggestion ??? John


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 Post subject: Re: New,and having a hard time
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:46 am 
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I don't know your location, so my reply can't be very specific. First of all, when the leaf has finally color-cured, and the central vein completely dried, you're only part-way done. It now needs to age (to complete some chemical adjustments). Burley, for example, usually needs at least a couple of months of aging, though it is far better to allow it to age for about a year. If you build a kiln, you can shorten the aging to ~1 month, keeping the leaf at ~120-130ºF, and 65-80% RH.

So, in a nutshell...be patient.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: New,and having a hard time
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:23 am 
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Thanks BOB. I live in Wisconsin and tried using lug i picked a while ago (August). It smells like tobacco but i had the idea i needed to cook it. I think i turned it to mush doing that. Tastes like dirt but packs a wollip! I was going to add a pic of my second crop volenteer plants growing from the roots but dont see how to do it.


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