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Thank you, Wes.
I do know Canada is an important malt producer, (which does bring the price up), as I can think of several towns nearby with malting factories.
Also, dryers as far as I know, are in every grain elevator.
 
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Thankfully the Isleta Pueblo was cured. I got about 0.6oz per plant, which is more than I expected considering how small the leaves are, and how poor the soil and sunlight were in my back alley where they grew. I needed to squeeze the Samporis and Kasturi into the curing shed due to the weather.

On a side note, I was looking through old photos and saw that my final pick due to freezing wasn't until October 2, last year. This year was September 10. That's a significant difference, I'd say.
 
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Those old, dead leaves are covering up your multi-lingual keyboard.

Sep 10 vs. Oct 2. That's only off by one.

Bob
B=2
o=20
b=2
Divide the first lower case letter by the first upper case letter and you get 10, leaving 10(Bo), and 2(b).
This proves that harvesting on the second of October is better (10-2)
 

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That's right, Canadian keyboards! I hadn't thought about that. A regular English keyboard is bad enough. How many shift keys do you have on that thing? I could just imagine what an old manual multi-lingual typewriter would look like.

Wes H.
 
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I actually think that Canadian keyboards are the same as American keyboards. In order to use accents, like é you do silly things that you can never remember like alt-shift-/, (let go), e. Only time I ever had to do it was when I took a Spanish class.
 

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I still have my 52 year old Olympia portable typewriter that I customized with accents and a tilde (~). Problem is that languages besides French and Spanish have sometimes nearly two dozen characters with diacritical marks.

Ah! Nostalgia! I'm recalling the pleasure of using a stepped keyboard, with springy keys, instead of the flattened out, anemic thing on my notebook.

Bob
 
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Frost damage photos after probably a dozen nights between -2°C and 0°C, and two nights between -4°C and -2°C over the course of 3.5 weeks.

KY 17
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Samporis, (2' away)
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Unknown recruit, probably Lattaquie, Canik, or Yenidge, 10' away, but low to the ground.
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(I might have a rocky soil, but you have a hard climate ! ;))
The damages from the freeze do not look too bad, but you will have to wait to see if they are as good as they should (after curing, kilning and smoking of course)
 
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Haha. I wasn't planning on picking it. Those leaves were not ripe when I did my final pick so I just left them. I've had enough gardening for one season.
 

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ChinaVoodoo, what happened to those in the snow, post #333
Were they still ok. I am just curious as I have no idea as to the effect falling snow has on plants, any plants :)

Cheers
 
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ChinaVoodoo, what happened to those in the snow, post #333
Were they still ok. I am just curious as I have no idea as to the effect falling snow has on plants, any plants :)

Cheers
Post 333 shows the sun curing leaves. Nothing bad happened, except we continued to have a crappy autumn, so a couple days ago, I hung 6 rods of tobacco which still had some green in the air curing shed, and 2 rods that were fully yellowed in the garage to dry.

I believe they were outside for 10 days.
 
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Here is the color of the Kasturi after being partially sun cured and partially air cured.
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I'm going to smoke it.

Edit: I smoked it. Holy smokes, smoked half a clay pipe, and I have hiccups and I got a serious buzz. No nose or tongue burn. I think the kiln will give it some nice flavor.
 
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Very nice color.
I grew 4 Kasturi plants last year, but due to my bad managment, I loose all the leaves ... :(
I am really curious about what type of flavors you will get with Kasturi (Anton said it should give some "musk" type of flavor)
I will try again next year.
 
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Very nice color.
I grew 4 Kasturi plants last year, but due to my bad managment, I loose all the leaves ... :(
I am really curious about what type of flavors you will get with Kasturi (Anton said it should give some "musk" type of flavor)
I will try again next year.
It's not a large plant. I think I planted 18" in rows 36" apart. I think I'd go 18"x30" if I grew them again.
 

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They don't grow tall, they do grow pretty wide in the Indonesian fields. Dark green coloured leaves and the cure looks exactly the kind of brown as it does in your picture. They are usually air cured to a nice yellow in partially covered sheds and then sun cured to chestnut brown. Good job China! Hope you're gonna get some flavour in it with kilning! Should give you a buzz indeed!
 
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They don't grow tall, they do grow pretty wide in the Indonesian fields. Dark green coloured leaves and the cure looks exactly the kind of brown as it does in your picture. They are usually air cured to a nice yellow in partially covered sheds and then sun cured to chestnut brown. Good job China! Hope you're gonna get some flavour in it with kilning! Should give you a buzz indeed!
Mine was in the opposite order, sun, then air cured. It was just too cold and humid for drying in the sun.
 
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