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wruk53 2021 spring crop

wruk53

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Winding down for the spring season. Primed them really hard this time, about 300 leaves. It's already hot and humid as hell down here, so I'm going to try and finish up soon. It rained hard this afternoon, about 1.7 inches. Curing is going to be tricky due to the heat and humidity. I'll start some more seeds around mid June to plant out around mid July, so the plants will begin ripening sometime in September when (hopefully) the humidity will go down. Included for your viewing pleasure are a few pics, the last one is some bald headed guy pretending to be me.
 

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wruk53

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Had a little spot of fire come through here on Saturday, about 1500 acres have burned so far. Two homes were destroyed and two more damaged in the area. It came up to about ten feet from my house. It singed the seed pods on the tobacco plants, hopefully I'll be able to salvage some seeds. I harvested the last of my Prilep 66-9/7 a few days ago.
 

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Chicken

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At one time I lived in Port Charlotte, delivered a lot of lumber ( whole house packages) in that area ,
I had to leave that area , being single and not wealthy wasn’t doing my sex life good.
Had to get back to Lake City fla where the girls love guys who are broke
 

wruk53

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At one time I lived in Port Charlotte, delivered a lot of lumber ( whole house packages) in that area ,
I had to leave that area , being single and not wealthy wasn’t doing my sex life good.
Had to get back to Lake City fla where the girls love guys who are broke
I was born and raised in Southwest Florida, I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. At that time, this was a mostly rural area, farms, ranches and citrus groves. Back then, Naples was a small town that had no claim to fame. This area has changed tremendously during my lifetime and not in a good way as far as I'm concerned. Too many people, too much traffic, too expensive, etc., etc., etc. I could go on and on about the negative changes I've seen but that would be getting pretty far off topic, so I'll just leave it at that.
 

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a kid in the 50s and 60s
That was in the days when a significant quantity of tobacco was being grown in Florida (e.g. Florida Sumatra). The world now has nearly 4 times the population it had then. The farthest point from a road in the lower 48 states is now 21.7 miles. (i.e. there is no "away from it all") For tobacco, even Kentucky grows only about ¼ of the acreage that it grew only 20 years ago.

Bob
 

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Rainy season is here with a vengeance. Humidity is near 80% during the day and near 90% at night. I've had to resort to drying the last of my crop in the house. The air conditioner removes most of the humidity. I just loosely drop the leaves into paper bags and they seem to be drying well. They were already about half dry anyway.
Almost done with this blog, I may post a few more pics once I get it all dry and bagged for storage.
I planted some seeds today for a fall crop. I think I'll start a new blog soon for the fall and winter crops. We haven't had a freeze here in 10 years or more, so I'll give it a shot. The vegetable farmers down here routinely grow 3 crops a year. Spring, fall and winter.
 

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I ended up with 29 ounces of dried leaf from 29 Prilep 66-9/7 plants.

I'm undecided on what to name my next blog. I'll be attempting 3 consecutive grows from fall through spring. I don't know if I should keep them separate or maybe call it "2021/2022 Fall/winter/spring crops."

Anyway this is it for this blog except for some thanks to those of you who helped me along the way with all the knowledge that you have posted on this site.
 

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