has anybody tried growing tobacco for rolling...
My father did, South Yorkshire - 1950's, and he seemed happy with the results.
28 Jan, 2010
Yeah man and its really groovy... LOL
You have to have right type of nicotiana. The flower-type won't work. A lot of the old Portugese here grow it.
ive found the seed on line and its all perfectly legal unless u sell the dried finished product. Bulbaholic...did he grow it outside in Yorkshire?
29 Jan, 2010
Yes, Sandra, outside and no problems.
I remember helping to thread the leaves on strings for drying in the sun - did we have sunny summers then, must have.
i remember one in the 70s..lol but im going to give it a go i like a new challenge..
Yes my Father and I grew it during the 40s and 50s . We used to thread the leaves with a wire and hang them in the shed. There was a place where we sent the leaves for treatment to make it in slabs for cutting . It was important to ensure it was Virginian . We once made an error and got Havana. I've an idea we had to mix it with molasses.. In the Fleet Air Arm we had a monthly issue of 'tickler' half a pound tin of fine cut tobacco for 'rolling our own'. The Havana we passed on to an old uncle who smoked it in a pipe.
Make sure it isn't anywhere near tomatoes. That is how the tobacco mosaic virus is spread.
thanks for that Wylieinthea....
Poaannua im finding it very interesting finding out about it...thanks..;-))
Sandra, if you are successful please let me know. I've been rolling my own for about 30 years and if I could grow my own as well that would be just brill!
30 Jan, 2010
im definately going to give it a go....ill let u know how i got on.Ian...
Thanks Sandra, I'll be most interested in your results! I could even sample some for you!!!!! Lol
well u would have to come and pick your own as its leagal to grow it and dry it for your OWN use.....lol
31 Jan, 2010
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