No homo but that old fellar is fit as a fiddle
I had been thinking about asking if anyone had experience with growing tobacco but I assumed that it would probably be unlikely, and then I read the first post, surreal.I was raised on a tobacco farm in Canada and worked on the farm from the age of 12 to 25.
I had been thinking about asking if anyone had experience with growing tobacco but I assumed that it would probably be unlikely, and then I read the first post, surreal.
For some reason I have gotten this irrational interest in growing tobacco, I say irrational because
a) I'm not really in the climate for growing it.
b) I have no interest in using tobacco, never used any tobacco product and always rejected when offered.
And yet I really want to try growing it.
I order some virgina gold seeds that I'll try planting come spring, not sure what the differences are between plants other than what what is said in this video.
Now I didn't know tobacco could be grown so far up north commercially, how are the average summer temperatures and how long is the growing/drying season?
You need a sandy loam soil to grow it
Up in Southern Ontario, you have to get it in after the spring frosts around May 20 and out by September 20 before the frost. But the tobacco is planted in the greenhouse in March, so 6 months start to finish.
For drying, tobacco is dried in a kiln. There is an element of skill or artisanry here.
Remember it's a controlled substance, so you might have to understand the laws in your state.