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 Post subject: My first plants
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Location: Finland
So I'm growing some Virginia, Corojo, Burley and Latakia in Helsinki, Finland. I bought the seeds on ebay from several different vendors and started them around the beginning of april.
I was able to rent a growing plot 5 minutes walk away from us and decided to plant the tobacco there along with a bunch of vegetables that my girlfriend was growing.

I made some mistakes and learned a lot and was finally able to get 16 plants large enough to plant outside about halfway i july.
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We've had a pretty chilly summer so growing has been slow. In the last 1 or 2 weeks it's been getting better and the plants are coming along nicely. All in all they grow a lot better than I expected and I am absolutely going to use what I learned next year and plant a bunch more of these.
I also have one plant in the back yard in a pot, which is close to 3ft tall and is growing a flower bud on top already.
There are around 500 similar lots sized around 1000sqft around us. Lots of people have been asking me what these plants are :)

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 Post subject: Re: My first plants
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Wow, it really looks nice , beautiful and green Nature; Your plants look very good ! Last year, I planted late, too, beginning of july and everything went well.I am in France and the weather has been strange this summer. One day hot, one day chilly and one day rainy....Anyway , my plants are growing and seem very happy ! And I have been to Finland a few years ago, in Oulu. I loved it!


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 Post subject: Re: My first plants
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:01 am 
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Still going strong :)
Soon i'll have to find a way to dry and cure these. The winter gets really dry, so i guess ineed some kind of humidity controlled space for the drying part. Then build a kiln or something for curing.

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