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 Post subject: Permaculture and tobacco ?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:48 pm 
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Hello ! Has anyone experimented growing tobacco using permaculture techniques? I already have several permaculture spaces that I did last spring for the purpose of growing tomatoes . So it goes that way: a layer of old rotten tree trunks and old mildewed wooden boards, a layer of smaller branches, filled the spaces with grass clippings, a layer of compost, a layer of very dry grass clippings and finished with a layer of mulch. After that, I just made holes wherever I could, filled them with compost and planted the tomato and pumpkin plants . I am very happy with the result. The tomato plants in that space are by far nicer than the other ones in my garden. The pumpkins are growing like crazy. By looking at the leaves and how nicely the plants are growing, obviously it doesn't need to be watered. I watered only once in July (for the sake of "just in case"!) and for this month, I don't know yet !
So, what do you think? Should I experiment with the tobacco plants next season?


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 Post subject: Re: Permaculture and tobacco ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:43 pm 
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Hello Marie,

Of course you should experiment !

I can't recall the method... heisenberg?? growing upon decomposing stuff. I had put some links in my 'distracted' thread...

For best results, tobacco plants do require significant tending, though. Difficult to do if planted on the berms and such...

I'm sure you will have fun with it!
rc


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 Post subject: Re: Permaculture and tobacco ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:28 am 
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Hm, "H├╝gelkultur".
You make a pile of organic material, some pieces of wood encluded.
It would work, it would work well for all kinds of plants, Tobacco included.
Such a pile slowly releases nutrients and water.

BUT. Wood is not the best deliverer of nutrients. It has mostly cellulosis, which is carbon and hydrogen, can be transformed to fat or starch.
You need to ad more to your pile such as Nitrogen, Kalium and phosphor.
So I suggest you add some dead corpses, eventually dogs or cats, or even fish, some seaweeds and some peas or beans.
Corpses would be the best, but where do we get them, when there is no wars going on?


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 Post subject: Re: Permaculture and tobacco ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:07 pm 
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I'll remember "H├╝gelkultur" ! But about the corpses, no thank you, I'll pass !!! :mrgreen: In my description, I forgot the manure layers (from my goats and chickens) and that's good food for the plants I grow in there !


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 Post subject: Re: Permaculture and tobacco ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:46 pm 
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lol

Perhaps we can avoid the calamity of war through sending everyone a cigar and they could set on the porch in the evening and enjoy a nice smoke instead of fretting over problems ??? A better solution should present itself !
We can send many cigars, if necessary !

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