So this summer I planted a flowering tobacco, and since it had huge prolific leaves anyway, decided to harvest and dry some leaves for a smoker friend of mine. So my first question is: can Any tobacco be smoked or is there just one species?
Also, it was kind of difficult to dry, its sticky. And I'm sure I'm not 'curing' it, I just left it on a table in a dark room till it turned crispy brown. But, second question: how do I actually dry it if its going to be smoked?
And then, I have a client who's interested in growing it in an edible hedge. So, since I want this planting to be a bit more professional, I did an internet search which came up with 'Nicotiana langsdorffii' as 'Tobacco' and not 'Flowering Tobacco', does that mean it's The One? But, alas, I didn't find much about growth habit, when to harvest, etc associated with this particular species. Is it not the one? Any suggestions?