Updated: May 18 / 2013
How To Germinate And Plant Tobacco Seeds
1. To germinate tobacco seeds, do not cover them with soil. They need daylight to germinate. Place the containers with the seeds near a window or use an "All-Spectrum" electrical light source.
2. Use a water spray bottle to keep the soil always moist, but not wet. If the seeds dry out, they will die! Check the soil for 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 could begin already after three days. Longer (up to 14 days) under imperfect conditions.
5. Tobacco seeds do not contain any nutrients for the seedling to grow. They depend strongly on the soil. You need to use fresh, good soil. A good soil to germinate and to grow your tobacco plants is composted cow manure (available in bags) mixed with garden soil. If not available, then use tomato planting soil.
6. Keep direct sunlight away while germinating the seeds and from your young tobacco plants, until you have acclimatized them.
7. If you want your plants to develop more seeds, then planting some catnip herbs nearby is advisable. Hardly any other plant draws as many bees and other insects for pollination into your garden. You will be surprised how well this works! All of our seed packages come with some free catnip seeds.
8. Remove any weeds from around your tobacco plants as they take away too much water. Weeding makes a big difference!
9. Regularly water your tobacco plants.
More detailed instructions are on our seed packages.
Tobacco plant diseases: Most growers will never encounter plant disease or pests. However, should you be unlucky, then click this link to find out about tobacco plant diseases: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tobacco_diseases
Tobacco plant pests: Click this link to read about tobacco plant pests.
European customers can also order 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 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 in any case 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. Therefore, cost-effective phosphate fertilizers are used in the tobacco farming industry. However, phosphate fertilizers contain a natural occurring radioactive radon, which the leaves pick up. When smoking, this radon is then getting 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 from 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 phosphates.
Nicotiana Rustica Tobacco
Please be advised, that "Nicotiana Rustica", also known as Ceremonial, Shaman's, Aztec, Native or Wild tobacco etc. can have 20 times more nicotine than the regular smoking tobacco. Smoking it pure can lead to dizziness, sweating, a faster heart rate and a sick feeling. Nicotine at extreme high levels becomes hallucinogenic and can under certain conditions, even be fatal. If your body is not used to a high amount of nicotine, then use only "Nicotiana Tabacum" (Virginia, Cuban or Burley), which is the common North American smoking tobacco.
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