Seeds Started....2012 Crop

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Jeebs

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I have all of the seeds starter now..for 2012 crop. 1st tray.. Fog Eye Orinoco Virginia, a Heirloom seeds that dates back to the mid 1800's.. 2nd tray.. Big Gem.. a Heirloom Virginia.. 3rd tray..1/2 tray Virginia Bright Leaf from my 2001 crop... other 1/2 tray.. Comstock Spanish.. Heirloom cigar binder.. & 4th tray.. 1/2 Pennsylvania Red...Heirloom cigar filler.. & 1/2 Connecticut Broadleaf... for the El- Jeeb-O cigar wrapper. If all these seeds spouts...which I'm sure they will.... it gonna be way more than I will be able to deal with.... but you just hate to throw them in the compost pile....I could probably wrap them in moist paper towel... and send them to a new home for a small f..


 

zirrow

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Looking good!:th1: I'm interested to see some pictures of the transplant process when they go to cups. That looks far more efficient that the little pod things I have going.
 

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I started mine yesterday. 16 varieties this year, 15 last year. I keep thinking I'm going to narrow my selections down to about 4 or so... maybe nextyear
What are some of the varieties that you plant... and how many plants do you usually have.
 

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What are some of the varieties that you plant... and how many plants do you usually have.
Well for this year, Virginia Gold, Black Sea Samsun-Maden, Izmir, Little Dutch, Yellow Pryor, Xanthi Yaka (Yenidje), Vuelto Abajo, TN90, Monte Calme Yellow, Monte Calme Brun, Karabaglar, VA312, Copan and Glessnor. Last Year I grew some various Turkish varieties, Perique, Havana 142, Yellow Twist Bud, Maryland 609, Silver River, White Flower and a few others . I usually plant about 100 to 125 plants. After they are cured about half go into the kiln, the other half get bundled up to age naturally.... but then I burn all of them..:)
 

zirrow

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Well for this year, Virginia Gold, Black Sea Samsun-Maden, Izmir, Little Dutch, Yellow Pryor, Xanthi Yaka (Yenidje), Vuelto Abajo, TN90, Monte Calme Yellow, Monte Calme Brun, Karabaglar, VA312, Copan and Glessnor. Last Year I grew some various Turkish varieties, Perique, Havana 142, Yellow Twist Bud, Maryland 609, Silver River, White Flower and a few others . I usually plant about 100 to 125 plants. After they are cured about half go into the kiln, the other half get bundled up to age naturally.... but then I burn all of them..:)
Can you tell me the approximates size of your "plantation"?
 

Jeebs

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Well for this year, Virginia Gold, Black Sea Samsun-Maden, Izmir, Little Dutch, Yellow Pryor, Xanthi Yaka (Yenidje), Vuelto Abajo, TN90, Monte Calme Yellow, Monte Calme Brun, Karabaglar, VA312, Copan and Glessnor. Last Year I grew some various Turkish varieties, Perique, Havana 142, Yellow Twist Bud, Maryland 609, Silver River, White Flower and a few others . I usually plant about 100 to 125 plants. After they are cured about half go into the kiln, the other half get bundled up to age naturally.... but then I burn all of them..:)
Thats alot of different tobacco's... very interesting...Been planting 85-120 for past 5 years... but planning to increase my crop size this year... I am only set up to air cure.... would eventually like to build a kiln... after air curing..is complete... I age it for aleast 1 year before doing anything else. I mainly grow and store it for harder days... scarce & price... I look at it as planning for the future...Maybe 1 day we can talk about casing.... Look forward to your updates on your plants.
 
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Jeebs... I'm interested in your progress. A great start.
I'm 64 and my family, and family farm has been growing Burley since 1957. Been involved since I was 10, carring water.
Today, I lease the tobacco plot (about 2 acres) to a young fellow that grows "organic burley" for Santa Fe tobacco for cigarettes. Our trans-plants today are grown in "hot houses" using "aquaculture". I still know how to plant a "baccer' bed" and grow plants to re-setting stage. This will be fun to watch. Maybe I can offer a tip or two..

BTW, My "tithe" for the land is 12 plants, and give those away. Still have 6 plants hanging in my barn, but they are spoken for...... ted
 

Jeebs

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Thanks Ted for you offer of wisdom on baccy planting... Always something new to learn. When you say organic... organic seeds and organic fertilize or are they something else to it. I been thinking lately on maybe trying to come in contact with a tobacco co. to see if they might be interested in buying leaves. Thanks Ted for the interest.
 
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Thanks Ted for you offer of wisdom on baccy planting... Always something new to learn. When you say organic... organic seeds and organic fertilize or are they something else to it. I been thinking lately on maybe trying to come in contact with a tobacco co. to see if they might be interested in buying leaves. Thanks Ted for the interest.
Hey Jeebs, How much tobacco do you have? The few places/people I know that buy/sell tobacco buy it 50 pound bales.
 
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