Skip to comments.Growing my own tobacco -I've had it with these prices! (A journal)
Posted on 06/21/2005 8:25:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
Since I have to get to bed, I'm just going to paste what I placed into the coffinnails.com forum. There's relevant questions inclused that I'll place on this thread if they get answered.
Day one -finally got my seeds!
Them things are SMALL! Sheesh! I had to fuzzy up the end of a Q-Tip to place them into the trays. Before I screw things up, there's a few questions I must ask. The 200 seeds I got are Dark Virginia. I'm doing 16 at a time.
Will the unused seeds keep for a while? I'd like to grow 'em in staggered stages. Will regular tap water work, or will I have to use distilled or rainwater? I have to used that kind for my Venus's Flytraps. Flourescent lighting. Will it work well for staggered stage growing year-round? Humidity? Someone told me that nicotine is a natural insect repellant. Is this true? Has anyone here saved the $$$ they expected to save? That's why I'm doing this. What's the best soil to use?
Luckily, there's a big place near my home called Paulino's Gardens, where I can find almost all the accessories I need for this venture of mine. I'll update on this thread as I go along.
OH! First entry: Got seeds three days ago and placed them on top of potting soil in 16-cube icetray container with holes in the bottom. Placed trays in my carnivorous plant terrarium that uses three 15-watt flourescent bulbs on a 18-hour timer. Sprayed and soaked with rainwater. Crossing my fingers.
Last question for the day: How long should it be before something actually grows?
I didn't want to use pesticides so I picked them off ever day. I read some where that turkeys can pick them off, so I got some turkeys this year as pest removers and thanksgiving will be good this year as well.
Here is a good article on the whole process.
I didn't ping you about growing tobacco :)
The freeper I pinged you to was asking about Alaska :)
I found rhubarb! :)
Sounds like the making of a new Daily Thread :)
Guinea Fowl are great pest removers too.
Dear Lord, you are absolutely dense, aren't you????????
Did you even bother to read what I wrote??????? I am a FULL TIME STAY AT HOME MOM.......that earns me NOTHING monetarily. Are you suggesting that I should be out in the workforce earning money and paying someone else to take care of my child instead of being home saving money and teaching my daughter valuable skills?
You are an absolute lunatic if you think that I should be doing something else to earn money. But you're a money man and have absolutely no understanding of the intangibles that are worth far more to some people than the almighty dollar.
Rent out my barn? You need to get a clue. Not write checks? I write plenty - I know exactly what my costs are for everything I do. I may not have the letters "CPA" after my name, but my accountant asked me why I bothered having her do my taxes this year because I already had everything organized properly - to me it was worth paying her to do the 2 states and fed and file them for me. Just like like it is worth more to me to have my child home with me and work in my garden than it is to have a paying job and have her in daycare.
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I actually just responded to someone on this thread who claims my garden activities could be used for another occupation paying more money.
I will reuse the freezer bags if they didn't contain raw meat, poultry or fish...or didn't get stained with tomato products.
I was just acknowledging the FRiend that sent them to me!!!!!
Good for you...........just please don't become one of the anti-smoker crowd.......PLEASE
WOW - you are a resourceful gentleman, aren't you???!!!!!!!!
Ping for a great comment!
Nobody I know cares what Big Stupid Government "thinks" about plant use. As if people who could only get government jobs could actually think . . . . . .
See my tagline.
Oh, don't worry. I never could understand why ex-smokers are bigger anti-smoking Nazis than people who have never smoked.
Hmmm, running the math here. My next cigarette will be my first, so if I start smoking - will I actually start making money?
Good for you!!!!!!!
I found a lot of weeds, Mickey D's for my daughter and a game of trivia with friends with a beer for me :) The Garden center has to wait until Friday for me. And after paying a bunch of bills in between all of that - I'm really not in the mood for more weeds........but they are out there....*SIGH*
You lost me.
If you don't spend it, then it's still your money. Right?
Sounds like the making of a new Daily Thread :)
Thank you my FRiend.
I have always been supportive of folks I know who have chosen to stop smoking...........several of them have gone the control freak route expecting everyone else to do the same - to a one I have told them I regret the concessions I made for them during their time of "duress".........the funny thing I have found is with the folks I know who have stopped smoking - it's the ones that always complained in the beginning are the ones that become the antis. Folks that just said "no more" never go the nanny route.
Think about it.