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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    That looks like a wicked mold. Good job.
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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    It’s been an interesting week. The USPS has lost my order from WLT. Yea. Hopefully they will find it by the weekend as I’ve been looking forward to wrapping my first cigars.

    On a a happier note, the seedlings I planted last weekend seem to be doing great so far. These are in my shade beds destined to be this years wrappers (hopefully). Also put out the rest of the seedlings under my arbor to start hardening off for planting this weekend.

    Pictures below - enjoy!
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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    John lee's ct shade grew pretty tall.
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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    Hard to believe that wee shade could become a 9ft monster

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    Already in the ground !!
    You begin early, I still have not started my seeds yet
    I hope you won't get a freeze !

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    Yep, spring comes early here in Central Texas. It's been in the mid 70's (F) for two weeks now. We usually get a late frost around Easter, but by that time the ground is so warm its usually not a problem. My experience has been to get annuals in the ground by March, and harvest around August, as not much survives the 110F+ heat of mid summer.

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    It was a rainy weekend - perfect weather for planting the rest of my seedlings. These are for my full sun beds. Pictures of the plantation.

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    After planting all the seedlings in the yard, I kept a half dozen back as insurance in case things happened. Things like:

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    The spring weather roller-coaster has begun in earnest this week. Friday high of 75F and sunny, Saturday was 95F and sunny (33% humidity), and Sunday was 60F and cloudy & windy. One of my Little Dutch did not survive the ride - fried to a crisp. Thankfully, I have extras so it only took me a minute to replace it.

    Being bored, I decided to experiment some with the scraps I've collected from rolling my first batch of cigars. I've been saving any scraps that were too small / wet / dry to be immediately rolled into the cigar in a mason jar and kept it in the fridge. So Friday night I got the pressure cooker out and divided my stash into two small jars, added a few whole leaves to increase the volume, and mixed different spices etc into each jar. Set the timer for 3 hours and went to bed. Saturday was a perfect day to dry it out in the sun - took a whole 20 minutes LOL. They smell great. I plan on using small amounts to increase the flavor profile of my cigars. I think I might press them into a cake for a week to help marry all the flavors.

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    Re: GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenDragon View Post
    After planting all the seedlings in the yard, I kept a half dozen back as insurance in case things happened. Things like:

    Dogs2.jpg
    Lovely pets.......

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