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 Post subject: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:37 pm 
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Here is my list for this years grow.

Costello negro = 50 plants
African red = 50 plants
Del gold = 50 plants
Shirey = 50 plants
Prilep = 20 plants
Bolivian crillo black= 20 plants
Moldava 456 = 20 plants
401 cherry = 20 plants
B-21 = 20 plants
Ottoman high yield = 20 plants
small stalk black mamoth = 20 plants

What ya think?


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:00 pm 
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What would < I > think ??

IMO you could be a Very busy fellow !
:-)
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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:10 pm 
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I second what RC said. Wow, butwiper, you've got gumption!

I'm going for about 50 plants total this year. I did 75 last year and that was quite a chore. I dont envy having 340 to deal with! You need to get ya one of those texas field hands Rusty was talking about. :wink:

Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:24 pm 
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Here is my weapon of choice, I told a couple of guys at work about how much money they could make growing baccy,They no nothing about the how to. Long story short, They have land and want to learn so I will start them off with a couple hundred plants. All I expect in return is this years crop!! LoL. After all this is South Carolina...


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:36 pm 
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lol

Well, shoot fire!
If they got land, and a lotta energy, let's set 'em up right !
I'll send yah a couple ounces of burley seed and they can have a full blown plantation!
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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:45 pm 
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Image

I guess I will update this post since I have no growlog,
Ain't much to look at yet since I had a late start.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:21 am 
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I am guessing that somewhere is a very large hole from filling your containers. It looks like you are off to a very good start.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:03 am 
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Lol, My thought on the buckets, I am able to control the soil that's in them. Some of the soil has been worked for several years and will be worked into the ground as of next year. I have a bobcat with a auger attachment. I will drill some holes in the otherwise poor soil and have instant soil amendments that would have taken a while to get. In the mean time they are at least producing.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:25 am 
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How many plants are you growing?


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:30 am 
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This years grow is 320. I hope to have 1000 next year.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:46 am 
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That's a lot of work or fun depending on your attitude. Especially when the hornworms are hatching.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:18 am 
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I bought some wasps Shihan, we will see.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:41 pm 
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I bought 200 praying mantises about 15 years ago for a garden and even though they all left over the course of the growing season (no tobacco back then) they kept my garden free of insects and children. For some reason they would attack my youngest daughter. She was never bit but they would fly at her and sometimes land on her causing her to scream, drop and roll. It was cute.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:37 pm 
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Well gosh... a little girl, scream, drop, and roll, is not on my list of cute...
it would be on my list of things to avoid.
like a rooster that attacked people.
shovel time.
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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:01 pm 
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rustycase wrote:
Well gosh... a little girl, scream, drop, and roll, is not on my list of cute...
...like a rooster that attacked people.
rc


You had to be there. It was almost daily and she was bound and determined to somehow win them over. We had our share of roosters too. When we lived in New Hampshire my son and oldest daughter (10 yo and 7 yo) asked me for $2.50 each to get chickens to show at the 4H club. I did not know they were only being charged 10 cents for each chicken so between them we had 50 barred Rocks. I was a little upset at first but they all dressed out between five and seven pounds. I did not know what I was doing with the first two and did not take them off their medicated feed to feed them cracked corn for two weeks before eating them. Not a great taste. Anyway, both children showed one chicken each and we ate the rest. The hens were very dossal but the roosters would attack the children, my wife and sometimes me from behind. They (the roosters) died quickly and were eaten first. We had more eggs than we could eat at first but over the next year of eating one chicken a week we slowly went through all of them.
The next year we got 50 chickens of assorted breeds including Araucanas so we could have blue and green eggs. Their eggs were smaller than the rest but the novelty and the kids excitement at the "Easter eggs they laid" made the Araucanas their favorites. They dressed out to about three pounds each. We also got three turkeys (great white) and a calf we named T-Bone.


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