[move] :Need Tobacco Seed:[/move]I do not have an almanac where I use to order tobacco seed from Tri-cities area Washington state. If anyone knows where I might buy a few like 100 seeds please do let me know. I grew some once a few years back,it was good and strong so strong I didn't smoke it. one half a rollie is all-but it sure was strong stuff. Mike
Redwood city seed company- They will send you 100 seeds for one dollar and one dollar alone. I do not know the potency, but they mention it is strong, much like you may have had before. Is there something we could use to cut it with, and still feel ok with smoking? I've used Mug wort and Lavender (flowers) to add to tobacco before, but never at a high ratio rate, which sounds like would be needed for the crop you've had.
How you cure it affects how strong it is. Cigarette Tobacco is packed into barrels (or some kind of vessel) to cure as I recall.
posted 9 years ago
Thanks for the info. The thing about growing tobacco is that growing til it fully matures to seed and then some (letting it grow full season) makes it way stronger. The tobacco for cigarettes in stores is grown and harvested when only in the leaf stage,no seeds yet have come on,to early for seeds,they harvest it and its low in nicotine and its high in acid-the way more mature plant,after it comes to seed has hardly any acid if any in it,its more alkaline. Harvesting after a full season when the seed pods have fully filled with seeds and they become laden with nicotine,its sticky,and leaves have age spots the size of silver dollars,is the best time to harvest it. Its very strong at this point. You might want to wear gloves to pick off the seed pods,as they are covered in high potency nicotine but its not got acid in it as does the store bought stuff. Mike
posted 9 years ago
anyone would like to share any stories or opinions on this subject please do. I can use the stories as others may find them interesting,the stuff I said is all my own feeling and opinions,its my like about the aged growth of tobacco,and its non acid quality. I cant wait to get my burley 21 seeds so I can get it growing! Mk.
i recommend joining the forums at fairtradetobacco.com, there you can learn everything about growing, harvesting and processing for your uses, and they will give you FREE seeds after you've been a member for a little while
1000 year old tobacco. Supposedly preserved in an urn for a thousand plus years and germinated on planting when the site was excavated. I haven't grown any but might this year just to see it, supposedly the plant is very unique for tobacco.