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I'm trying to cut down on the number this year too. Last year I grew 150 plants. This year I'm shooting for about 130. I have quite a few new varieties I'm growing this year. I'm particularly excited about the seeds I got from a guy in Turkey. Next year I should finally be able to do just maintenance grows of about 40 plants per year.
 

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I was out cleaning the tobacco plants the other day and noticed quite a few of the Burpee pellets were still very much intact. I'm not sure if I was supposed to have removed the wrap before putting them in the ground, but I would have thought the wrap would have broken up. The pellets looks like they may have bound a few of my plants. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up if they use this product. The original packaging can be seen in the first post of this thread.

 

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I was out cleaning the tobacco plants the other day and noticed quite a few of the Burpee pellets were still very much intact. I'm not sure if I was supposed to have removed the wrap before putting them in the ground, but I would have thought the wrap would have broken up. The pellets looks like they may have bound a few of my plants. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up if they use this product. The original packaging can be seen in the first post of this thread.

That picture is gonna scare the hell out of craig.
 

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I was out cleaning the tobacco plants the other day and noticed quite a few of the Burpee pellets were still very much intact. I'm not sure if I was supposed to have removed the wrap before putting them in the ground, but I would have thought the wrap would have broken up. The pellets looks like they may have bound a few of my plants. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up if they use this product. The original packaging can be seen in the first post of this thread.
That's odd...that stuff is supposed to degrade.:cfsd: It doesn't look like the roots had an issue getting established though.
 

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This thread has been a great read! Thanks for posting it. I just wish I lived further south so I could give tobacco growing a go! :)
 
I'm doing a rain dance for your next crop... no wait, that's the coffee talking. :oops:
I'd love to try growing tobacco, but I'm on the road too much. My tomato plants and avacado trees are all but dead when I get back because the girls don't water them.
 

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Where do you live?, There are plenty of people that grow in Canada
I live in the northern part of Canada (up in Labrador). I doubt it would be possible to grow tobacco...although, some people do grow potatoes, cabbage, carrots, rutabaga, etc. around here.
 
I live in the northern part of Canada (up in Labrador). I doubt it would be possible to grow tobacco...although, some people do grow potatoes, cabbage, carrots, rutabaga, etc. around here.
I wonder if a small greenhouse would work for you. I don't know much about growing tobacco, but a greenhouse could be an alternative. You could always use grow lights for light and heat during the darker, colder days.
 

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I wonder if a small greenhouse would work for you. I don't know much about growing tobacco, but a greenhouse could be an alternative. You could always use grow lights for light and heat during the darker, colder days.
Perhaps your right. My friend has a greenhouse (basically it's see through plastic covering a wooden frame) that she uses to grow strawberries and flowers that works quite well.
 
Perhaps your right. My friend has a greenhouse (basically it's see through plastic covering a wooden frame) that she uses to grow strawberries and flowers that works quite well.
Yeah, the term greenhouse is generic. You can hammer 4 pieces of 1' x 6' together as a base frame, then 4 risers in the corners and throw a thick mil plastic sheet over it and call it a greenhouse.
As long as it fits your plants, aesthetics is secondary.
 

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I'm doing a rain dance for your next crop... no wait, that's the coffee talking. :oops:
I'd love to try growing tobacco, but I'm on the road too much. My tomato plants and avacado trees are all but dead when I get back because the girls don't water them.
I used an electric water timer to water mine. Worked great and didn't require daily checks over at the "field". I think I picked it up for around fifty bucks at Walmart.
 

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I was hoping to get the seeds going indoors by early/mid April. With the temperatures that we've been having lately though, I'm thinking that I'll have to put that off.
 

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I used an electric water timer to water mine. Worked great and didn't require daily checks over at the "field". I think I picked it up for around fifty bucks at Walmart.
Ive been wondering about your results/final product... how did you process it? did you smoke it yet? Mr. Harvey wants to know .... the rest of the story...
 
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