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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:16 am 
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OKay.

I'll give you that one... there's a lotta things that are funny if you are there, and they don't translate well.

I killed a favored rooster to protect a terrified boy, back before he got mean...
Had the kid pinned up on the corral fence, in full attack mode, and gosh did he have big spurs!
Booted him off to the side when he figured to attack me as I grabbed the scared kid.
Launched him... he became a rocket rooster. Came to earth and took off no more...

We had our best luck with a Silkie rooster that turned up about the time of the county fair... must have been an escapee that had been in transit. He was gentle enough with the kids, but still kept the hens in order.
Gosh I wish we had gotten our hens for that price ! Ours came from the university poultry project and were $3 each.
The professor gave us 13 for price of 12. He said it probably cost more than that to raise 'em... they were just starting to lay.

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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:05 am 
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We bought our turkeys and some production reds through Murray McMurray Hatchery https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/index.html
Every one was alive when they arrived. We ordered through them for everything but the barred Rocks which we continued to get through 4H and FFA.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:27 am 
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The black mammoth.

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Costello negro

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African red

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Prelip P66 - 9/77


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:55 am 
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Wow !

Those are some really deep, rich color tones, BW !!
They really like it there!

That's gonna be a really great end product. Now is the time to fab the best possible curing environment.
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rc


online fowl...
I have not yet given a try at online purchase of living organisms, other than seed and yeasts.
...should give a try one day sooner than later.
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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:13 pm 
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butwiper wrote:
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?

I take it that you are going for a strong cigar taste. I am excluding the Ottoman HY and maybe the B-21 (but that one is still close). All can work in cigarettes if you blend the devil out of them with the ottoman HY. I actually am curious how the 401 Cherry (new one to me) taste.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:25 pm 
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Shihan, I did go for heavy high nicotine tobacco this year. I have a good bit of 1st and 2nd priming's from previous grows and alot of Virgina gold to blend with. The African red is supposed to be a lot like the v-g. Most of what I am growing are first time varieties for me. We will see!


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:43 pm 
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butwiper wrote:
Most of what I am growing are first time varieties for me. We will see!

I can understand that. I went from two varieties (common burley and Virginia Gold Leaf) my first year to eventually around forty and then started weeding out the ones I did not like. I still have a lot of seed. I added a lot of the varieties to my picture gallery.


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 Post subject: Re: started the seed.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:57 am 
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Jeb, you got the wrong section! This is the living room is not the Grow Log ... :-)

beautiful plants!
I am most looking forward too to Prilep ...
bravo, applause!
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