CropsTobacco Homegrown Tobacco… in Brooklyn! by David The Good October 22, 2018October 18, 2018 written by David The Good October 22, 2018October 18, 2018 This reminds me… I need to go harvest some more leaves. Also, I wrote a booklet on growing your own tobacco. Just planted some Cuban seed this last week. Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:Let Your Salad BloomSurvival Plant Profile: Water ChestnutsSurvival Plant Profile: ChayaPKM1 Moringa?How to Grow A Giant Pineapple 6 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Grow Your own LINEN? Check out this kickstarter! next post Best Job Choice: A Pastor Farmer! Related Articles Growing Papaya in North Florida November 29, 2012 Just Get Started! (Inspiration from a new gardener) July 13, 2016 Fall potatoes, eyes in my window, plus incredible... August 7, 2013 How to plant sweet potatoes April 7, 2014 Farmer Dave vs. the Econopocalypse: Episode VI –... November 12, 2012 The Top 10 Tropical Staple Crop Countdown April 5, 2017 Planting Corn in Stations, Right in the Grass! August 16, 2017 7 Staple Survival Crops for Northern Gardens April 28, 2017 Rolling Cigars January 21, 2014 Growing pineapples in North Florida April 10, 2013 6 comments Scott October 22, 2018 - 7:58 am I don’t smoke, or dip, or chew. In fact smoking pretty much killed my dad 35 years after he quit cold turkey. But, I like this video and I admire her desire to buck the state and taxes. I’m thinking about growing some now just for fun and to see if I can do it. I actually have the booklet already, Thanks David! Reply David The Good October 22, 2018 - 9:03 am It’s a nice insecticide, if nothing else. Reply Mustafa October 22, 2018 - 6:42 pm oooooooooooooh put out a shout out for me in your next vid! Reply Scott October 23, 2018 - 6:48 am My son’s actually smoke cigars and drink rum, even though I don’t. I tell them ” you’re 8 and 10 years old, you do what you want!” Lol, actually they are adults and responsible citizens, I see a lot of their generation enjoying cigars and such. I’m thinking I’ll try to grow tobacco for cigars if I can pull it off. Reply Tom Bri October 28, 2018 - 12:20 pm I’ve gotten to the point I barely even plant it any more. Basically just let the plants do their own thing, grow to maturity, set seed and it falls to the ground and sprouts the next spring. My use of tobacco is low enough that the dozen or so that I let grow more than fulfill my very limited desire to smoke the occasional cigar. It’s a nice ornamental with pretty flowers that the bugs like to pollinate, and hummingbirds like it too. Northern Illinois where I live is I suspect at the far northern boundary where this is possible. A few weeks shorter/cooler growing season and it wouldn’t have time to set seed. Tobacco likes heat and a long season. It produces gazillions of seeds. The first few years I carefully lopped off the mature seed heads and shook the seeds into a paper sac for the next year. Now I do it much more casually, save a few seed heads from the healthiest-looking plants and scatter those willy-nilly across the garden. No need to plant or even rake them in; tobacco seeds like to be on top of the soil. Reply David The Good October 28, 2018 - 7:02 pm I had a local guy tell me something similar. He has plants growing as volunteers all over his yard. He picks the yellow leaves and dries them in a box under his house, then smokes them after a few months. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.