Ask any questions or post any comments on growing here. Categories will be added later and all existing questions will be moved to their appropriate forums.
What soil type and temperature is best for germination. Float beds systems, soil-less growing medium, indoor or hothouse, natural sunlight or artificial lights...all discussed here.
Soil testing and preparation. Presetting soil amendments. Best timing for your country or climate/growing zone.
Irrigation, fertilization, insecticides, herbicides, Fungicides. Who, what, where, when, why and how. These will be divided into sub-forums
What pests are you dealing with? What is the best treatment for your situation. Large scale production crops or just a few plants, the answers will vary with your needs.
When is the leaf ripe? Should you prime or stalk cure? The answers depend on your needs. Discuss all of the options here.
From barns to a temporary lean-to, you need something to cure your leaf in/under. Match your needs with the most complex to simplest designs.
Discuss the quality of specific varieties. Growing and curing properties, flavor, typical uses of all types.
Discuss Hungarian, Maryland, Dark Air cured, Perique, Rustica and any other unusual varieties here. If something gets a lot of attention, I'll give it a forum.
To dry the sap from newly harvested tobacco by either natural or artificial process. Proper curing is done under such conditions as will permit of the chemical and physiological changes necessary to develop the desired quality of color in tobacco.
To cure tobacco under natural atmospheric conditions without the use of fire, except for the purpose of preventing pole burn (house burn) in damp weather.
To cure tobacco under artificial atmospheric conditions by a process of regulating the heat and ventilation without allowing smoke or fumes from the fuel to come in contact with the tobacco.
Several techniques used at various stages of green, semi-color cured and fully cured leaf using hardwood fires to cure and or flavor whole leaf.
Forums for Fermenting, Casing and other final processing of whole leaf tobacco for making various tobacco products.