Golden Virginia seeds.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:45 pm

MKG wrote:Oddly, Julie, you're not exactly correct about the UK. The tax point is shredding -

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Mike,I'm sure you're right(in fact I know you are) but you are dealing with the customs and excise people here,just try and bring unshredded leaf in from abroad.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 214040Post southeast-isher
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:37 pm

I would be interested in trying to hydroponically grow tobacco if i could run the lights off solar energy. :scratch:

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227700Post MKG
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:51 am

Well, another tobacco fallacy bites the dust. All the tobacco forums tell us how difficult it is to germinate the seeds. It's bulls**t.

Four days in a normal heated propagator gave me perfectly healthy little seedlings which have now become perfectly healthy bigger seedlings. No keeping them in the dark and no waiting for four weeks.

The growing bed is waiting for them - end of this month and out the buggers go :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227716Post southeast-isher
Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:48 pm

MKG wrote:Well, another tobacco fallacy bites the dust. All the tobacco forums tell us how difficult it is to germinate the seeds. It's bulls**t.
Check this out for the debunking of a tobacco myth...

As written by the ex-director of ASH Clive Bates who here is promoting smokeless tobacco...

http://www.smokersonly.org/others/Bates ... 060606.pdf













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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227736Post Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:52 am

ooooooh thanks for the reminder Mike, better find my seeds first then put them in the pile of 'Must Sow Now' seeds. :thumbright:
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227925Post pops
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:44 am

having discussed this with my OH who is supportive if sightly skeptical of my fads, i've ordered my first packet of seed to try this year!
i don't smoke anymore but he's a cutters choice man and has been ever since i met him, and he does like the idea of additive/preservative/chemical free rollies - so i have a raised eyebrow of approval to have a go! :D

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227929Post boboff
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks to the reminder I put mine in the propogator yesterday!

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 227931Post gregorach
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:03 am

MKG wrote:Well, another tobacco fallacy bites the dust. All the tobacco forums tell us how difficult it is to germinate the seeds. It's bulls**t.
You have to remember that a lot of people seem to have trouble growing anything...
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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 228155Post Tru&Ad
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:33 pm

Good O

Don't have heated propagator but shall be placing seed on compost on windowsill this weekend.

I think for myself I'll just be drying them and mixing with shop bought baccy. Will cost a little but bulk up the tax sodden
shop bought stuff !!! £14 today for 50g !!! I'd forgotten as I've been smoking duty free from Spanish trip still
I started out with nothing and I've got most of it left !

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Do I have to ?????

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 228183Post prison break fan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:27 pm

Really pleased everyone is having a go with their seeds. Haven't done mine yet. My big thing at the moment is growing peanuts! They germinated really quickly and are very pretty. Just want a good summer for them and the tobacco. pbf.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230233Post MKG
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:09 pm

They're all out in the greenhouse now, looking terribly healthy. The biggest ones are those that grew in the pots where I sowed tomatoes and chilis - some of the little sods must have been hiding in my fingernails! But they transplant without a whimper.

The only problem is that I must have about 300 of the things. OH might have something to say about that :lol:

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230249Post chickenchargrill
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:49 am

They're quite easy to grow, I had one as a child. Don't worry, it wasn't to smoke, it was part of a science experiment when I was about 7 to see how much pollution there was in my area. Guess that might be where people say it's tricky, more pollution the more spots. Mind you, I lived in a built up area, not too far from Rolls Royce and none of the leaves became completely covered, it was quite a while ago, but I think there were no more than a quarter of each leaf covered.

If I could grow one as a kid, I'm sure no one would have any serious problems ;)

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230335Post pops
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:24 am

none of my first sowing came up :( can you chit them?

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Post: # 230336Post MKG
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:44 am

Did you use a propagator, Pops? They tend to like high temperatures to germinate. As for chitting, if you could see them easily, I should imagine you could - but they're awfully small. We're told not to cover them after sowing - I hadn't remembered that, but they still came up.

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Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Post: # 230342Post Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:59 am

How quickly did they grow Mike - cos mine are still in the propagator after a week and are TINY - and there's tons of them even though I tried to only sow very little (but the seed is so small!). If they don't grow a lot quicker than celery which also was tiny for months then I'm not going to have much to smoke at the end of the summer! :iconbiggrin:
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