How to grow and make cigarette, pipe, cigar tobacco and e liquids

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Updated: April 23 / 2014

Published Since: November 2008



How To Germinate Tobacco Plant Seeds

Growing tobacco plants at home is much easier than you may believe. Once started, they grow like weeds! You can buy tobacco seeds at any time of the year. They will stay viable for many years when you store them in a fridge. 

1. To germinate tobacco seeds do not cover them with soil. They need daylight to germinate. Place containers with the seeds near a window.

2. Use a water spray bottle to keep the soil moist consistently. If the seeds dry out, they will die! Check the moisture several times during the day until the seeds have germinated. Do not use distilled water!

3.  A good temperature for the seed to germinate is about 75 - 80 degrees F.

4. Germination can begin after four days, longer (up to 10 days) if under imperfect conditions.

5. Tobacco seeds do not contain any nutrients for the seedling to grow. They depend strongly on good soil. A good soil to germinate the seeds is tomato planting soil.

6. Germinating and young plants need to be kept out of direct sunlight, until you have acclimatized them to the outdoors.

7. Remove any weeds from around your plants as they take away too much water. Weeding makes a difference!

8. Regularly water your tobacco plants.

9. Peat containers are not recommended. Once transplanted with those containers into your garden, they actually can hinder the water to reach the roots.

Tobacco plant diseases: Most growers will never encounter a plant disease or pests. Should you be unlucky, then click this link to find out about tobacco plant diseases:

Tobacco plant pests: Click this link to read about tobacco plant pests.


European customers can also order the tobacco seeds from our branch office in Germany. The instructions are in German. Click here to have a look.



Is Growing And Making Tobacco Legal?

Growing and making tobacco for your own, personal use is fully legal. We do not know of any area where this is not the case. Like it is with making your own wine or beer, you also will not be allowed to sell it. Restrictions are often placed on the number of plants which you are allowed to grow or on the size of your tobacco field. However, this amount is sufficient to make enough tobacco to last you for over one year.


Why Make Your Own Tobacco?

Tobacco plants deplete the soil of nutrients much faster than most other plants. To enrich the soil again, the tobacco farmers are forced, in our monopolistic world to resort to cost-effective phosphate fertilizers. However, phosphate fertilizers contain a natural occurring radioactive radon, which the leaves pick up. When smoking, this radon gets into the lungs. Radioactivity never leaves the body. It builds up and it causes cancer. If you smoke 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes daily,  then you will receive over one year as much radiation as than 300 or more chest x-rays. Phosphates kill! Do not use phosphate fertilizers when growing vegetables, tobacco or fruits! Click here to read more about phosphate fertilizers.


Nicotiana Rustica Tobacco

Please be advised that the "Nicotiana Rustica" tobacco plant, also known as Ceremonial, Shaman's, Aztec, Native or Wild tobacco etc., can contain up 20 times more nicotine than the regular North American smoking tobacco. Smoking it pure can lead to dizziness, sweating, a faster heart rate and a sick feeling. Nicotine at extreme high levels becomes a hallucinogenic and can, under certain conditions, even be fatal. If your body is not used to such a high amount of nicotine, then use only "Nicotiana Tabacum" (Virginia, Cuban or Burley), which is the common North American smoking tobacco. Nevertheless, Rustica is the ideal plant to use for making your own nicotine e liquid. It can also be used in small quantities for blending a stronger smoking tobacco.




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