Anyone growing tobacco?

sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)October 27, 2010

We are growing our own tobacco this year and I would love to hear from others who grow their own. What is the best curing method you have used? We have researched many and will be trying many. We are leaning towards water leaching at the moment, seems the fastest and safest with no mildew. I'd like some experienced information on the various kinds, what you did, what didn't work, what worked well, etc.

Anyone?

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diane_v_44(Z6)

Sheryl

I can not help you on the subject but couldn't resist to comment
You are amazing in all the effort you put into growing things and accomplishing .

I am sure you will get more information to help you in this project.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2010 at 7:48AM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

Thank you, Diane!
I do hope I get some info here.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2010 at 8:05AM
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luckynes13(6a)

I remember trading the seeds with you last spring. How did it turn out?
I ordered some this year from Richters myself, and grew a couple small plants last year.
Please let me know how it worked out.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2010 at 8:19PM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

It grew very well. We got lots of large leaves and lots of seeds. No problems there. However, we got a lot of mold on the leaves while drying in the shed during the rainy fall. We didn't have the fan on in there :-(.

We are growing a lot more from last year's seeds in the coming spring and will work harder at drying them. We did get a few good leaves that we will continue to cure and use.

It was an encouraging experiment and we will do it again, better, next year!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2010 at 8:51AM
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luckynes13(6a)

I grew a couple of tobacco plants last year for my husband, they didn't grow very large so this year I ordered Degold from Richters and will try again. When do you sow your seeds?

Nes

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 10:41AM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

We usually start them early indoors in late Feb/March then transfer to greenhouse/cold frame late April.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 4:15PM
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nanapam02

Are you trying Burley or Brightleaf? Air drying sounds like Burley. Southern Ontario grew a lot of brightleaf so someone in that area may be able to help you. If not, tobacco is still grown in Virginia and North Carolina and one the Extension Offices may be able to help.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 3:14PM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

It's Virginia gold.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2011 at 5:32AM
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