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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    First kiln load has been going for a week. The intensity of the smells have decreased, but it still doesn't smell at all like tobacco. Hay is probably the closest descriptor...

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    My crystal ball says that magic will happen starting in week three.

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    Ok. I have faith in your crystal ball!
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    My crystal ball says that magic will happen starting in week three.

    Bob

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    Yes, and a genuine rock-crystal ball starts at about $5,000. (Vs. a round chunk of glass.)

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    Havana 142 has me stumped... The leaves are showing some obvious signs of maturity - yellow highlights, downturned edges etc. But, the tips are not particularly yellow. Should I continue to wait on these leaves, or are they ready for harvest?
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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    Are you satisfied with their thickness?


    Etes-vous satisfait de leur épaisseur ?

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    My Havana 142 has produced relatively thin leaves compared with other varietals. When they dry, they are quite delicate. I'm not expecting these to get much thicker.
    I prefer thicker leaves simply because they are easier to handle. I have no experience smoking my own leaves, so I can't comment from that perspective.
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    Are you satisfied with their thickness?


    Etes-vous satisfait de leur épaisseur ?

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    With the yellow mottling visible in the photo, I would go ahead and harvest them.

    Bob

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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    I had already decided against a sucker crop and was ready to pull out my Corojo 99, but my wife told me that our 80+ year-old neighbor recently stopped by to say how much he enjoyed watching the plants grow... So, they will stay for a while ��
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    Re: Are these ready for the garden?

    They are indeed enjoyable to watch growing.

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