Golden Virginia seeds.

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Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 210931Post prison break fan
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:11 pm

This year I grew tobacco on my allotment. Probably beginners luck, but it did really well. I don't smoke, but have friends who do, and from eight plants have enough to keep them supplied. I have masses of seeds, so if anyone would like some, please get in touch. pbf.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:19 pm

I'm interested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll PM you later tonight.

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Post: # 210963Post benner
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:03 pm

Hello,

I'd love some for my Brother-in-law please. Can I PM you too?

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Post: # 210965Post chilitony
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:56 pm

I've already PM you, thanks tony :cooldude:
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Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:35 am

Goodies arrived this morning. Big thank you :salute: :salute: :salute:

I've been amusing myself by touring the "Grow Your Own Snout" sites. I never realised how easy (virtually impossible) tobacco was to grow. Nor how simple (full-time job) to keep all the pests and diseases away. Curing the leaf is, of course, child's play (tons of specialist equipment needed) but isn't necessary (OMG the world will end if you don't do it).

Reminds me a lot of touring the homebrew sites :lol:

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Post: # 211318Post Tru&Ad
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:45 pm

My seeds arrived today as well. Thank you very much. I shall be posting pics next year of growth and hopefully curing and smoking.

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Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:50 am

Thanks again Bronwen! Very kind of you.

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Post: # 211356Post Millymollymandy
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:48 am

MKG wrote:I've been amusing myself by touring the "Grow Your Own Snout" sites. I never realised how easy (virtually impossible) tobacco was to grow. Nor how simple (full-time job) to keep all the pests and diseases away. Curing the leaf is, of course, child's play (tons of specialist equipment needed) but isn't necessary (OMG the world will end if you don't do it).
Must have a google myself, the only thing I know about tobacco is what it looks like as I saw it once in a Dutch garden so I know it takes up space!! How to turn it into a cigarette I have no idea. Well I guess I need a packet of rizlas as a start. :lol:

Or am I supposed to just roll up the leaf and pretend I'm smoking a Cuban cigar? :mrgreen:
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Post: # 211368Post chilitony
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:32 pm

thanks, mine arrived saturday morning :cheers:
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Post: # 211376Post boboff
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:56 pm

MIne too, thank you very very much.
As Mike says, there does seem to be allot to it.
Would be nice to keep this thread going to plot our progress.

The one thing, it says dry it, then wait a year or better two, then make maleable again with sugar and water....... I really won't be smoking in two years time..... will I??????
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Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:03 pm

boboff wrote:MIne too, thank you very very much.
As Mike says, there does seem to be allot to it.
Would be nice to keep this thread going to plot our progress.

The one thing, it says dry it, then wait a year or better two, then make maleable again with sugar and water....... I really won't be smoking in two years time..... will I??????
All depends if you're smoking now :iconbiggrin:

But seriously, I think it looks like one of those fairy story things. PBFs already said that it ain't difficult to grow. Now all we have to do is discover how much of the "must cure" / "doesn't matter" argument has to be taken seriously. I have a not too realistic image of Plains Indians discussing whether it's the right time or not to have a go at Custer because the tobacco harvest is only just in the curing chamber. Hmmmm. There appears to be two camps - the curers and the driers. Only time will tell.

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Post: # 211446Post Millymollymandy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:01 am

Fraid so Mike, haven't you read the Stop Smoking thread - all 9 pages or so of it? :lol: In it I give my thoughts on the Alan Carr book. :banghead: :roll: :lol: (yeah shouldn't laugh but otherwise I'd cry!). But anyway I'm going to try growing the tobacco for fun as much as anything else. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 211447Post Millymollymandy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:08 am

Just had a quick google - seems I need to do the sun curing bit (from Wiki) "Sun-cured tobacco is low in sugar and nicotine and is used in cigarettes."

Oh so just another thing for my sunny windowsills in the living room along with growing basil, drying walnuts and ripening green tomatoes then. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: # 211479Post prison break fan
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:48 pm

Glad everyone got their seeds okay, MMM yours went in the post today. My daughter is smoking stuff we grew this year, just dried in the conservatory and crumbled with her regular tobacco. I think you can disregard all the instructions! That is my usual method! Will be interested to hear how everyone gets on. pbf.

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Post: # 211531Post Millymollymandy
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:58 am

Thanks pbf :thumbright:
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