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 Post subject: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:49 am 
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Hi Guys, I have decided to grow about 2 acres of tobacco next season. I have a greenhouse to get them started and a large barn to cure and dry the plants, But i want to start now. Just get some flat going and maybe gain some experience. It may help in the spring. Can anyone sell me some seeds to get going? If i had them right now they would be in the flats.


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:38 am 
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Tony,
Welcome to the forum. A reliable commercial source for heirloom tobacco seed, and one with a wide variety to choose from is New Hope Seed, in Bon Aqua, TN.

This is a sluggish time of year for the HTGT forum, so responses are kind of scant. (Everybody is busy enjoying their 2011 crop, and taking a rest.)

Another option is to contact BigBonner (a forum member) by PM. He will be offering transplants of numerous varieties, shipped ready to go into the ground in May. I understand that he'll be taking advanced, custom orders soon. The experience of those who purchased them in the past has been excellent.

Where are you located?

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:55 am 
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Bigbonners seedlings worked well for me. I bought from him last year and will do it again next year. He shipped them to me right in the mail and out of 250 plants 249 survived the trip!
I have grown my own seedlings in the past but I will not grow them myself anymore. His seedlings were better than anything that I grew. He has a lifetime of experience growing tobacco seedlings and has the setup to grow them well.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:00 am 
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Im located in west central ohio. I cant find too much on the laws around here. Can anyone help?


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:16 am 
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Tony G wrote:
Hi Guys, I have decided to grow about 2 acres of tobacco next season. I have a greenhouse to get them started and a large barn to cure and dry the plants, But i want to start now. Just get some flat going and maybe gain some experience. It may help in the spring. Can anyone sell me some seeds to get going? If i had them right now they would be in the flats.


Wow........ isn't two acres about 10,000 to 12,000 plants ?


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
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No i'm going to space them about 5'-6' apart so i can mow between them easily. I'm only using 2.5 acres because that is what i have. It may not be completely full. Will have to plant some taters and maters too.


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 Post subject: Re: New grower wanting to get started
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:13 pm 
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dkh2 wrote:
Tony G wrote:
Hi Guys, I have decided to grow about 2 acres of tobacco next season. I have a greenhouse to get them started and a large barn to cure and dry the plants, But i want to start now. Just get some flat going and maybe gain some experience. It may help in the spring. Can anyone sell me some seeds to get going? If i had them right now they would be in the flats.


Wow........ isn't two acres about 10,000 to 12,000 plants ?


Dan

I plant 7200 plants of burley per acre and Around 6600 of CT Broadleaf , Bright leaf , Dark fire or Maryland types of tobacco per acre . One acre is 43560 SQF .


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