Growing Tobacco at Home
Ever thought about growing a plant different from others in your garden? Like tobacco plant, for example, to be able to roll and smoke cigars made by your own hands? I bet, you did, so I'm happy to announce that growing tobacco at home is legal and very simple, until you live in a high rise building.
What we need first is a garden and enough place to plant as many tobacco seeds as possible. Your wife is against your new idea? Then buy her a diamond necklace or give up the idea of smoking your own cigars, and plant a little piece of land to at least admire the beautiful tobacco leaves.
The process of planting takes place in the following way:
Since the tobacco seedling is very delicate and can be affected by such factors as frost and various tobacco diseases, plant it in a dish and leave it indoors to gain strength, before replanting in the garden. How to do: gently sprinkle it over soil in a flat disk, and water; cover it with any light wrap, like newspaper or a thin cloth, and keep damped for approximately two weeks.
Nota Bene! Please note the tobacco seeds will need a lot of light to be able to germinate - so, provide them with light (and be sure you don't live in a dark gloomy country, somewhere in England or Sweden :) No offense!)
The time passes by but you are patient enough to wait until the seedling sprouts. After it shows up, replant each dozen in individual containers - until it grows as much as 4 inches high. Wait until the frost ends, and plant them in the outside.
Nota Bene! Almost any plant (weed is an exception) needs a well cultivated and fertilized soil. Prepare it for the tobacco plant while waiting for the sprouts, or you'll have to fertilize it with a lot of peat moss and peat humus.
And again, this plant needs a lot of sunshine to grow tall and beautiful. Of course, it will be content with a partial shade as well; the light and warm climate is still essential in growing tobacco.
Keep your plants away from each other for at least 2ft (if the territory of your garden doesn't allow more) but better to plant them with a distance of 3ft from each other. Water them as much as possible since this plant is always thirsty and requires a lot of watering.
Tobacco will grow even better if you feed it up with nitrogen and potash, and wood ashes along with charcoal grill ashes are a good and cheap source for that.
And the last, but not the least: the tobacco plant is able to cure itself - just like tomato does; however, it is susceptible to several diseases, like root rot and mosaic disease but the only pest that will try eating your plant out is sphinx moth which is easy to destroy. Just take your gloves on and gently pick them from the plant - that's it, no chemicals or any other weapon ;).
That's it: just sit and relax with a cup of coffee, maybe, and wait for your tobacco plant to grow high and wide and please you with its wonderful appearance.