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Monday, March 22, 2010

Time To Grow Tobacco - Spring Is Here

Spring is here, while the nights are still rather on the cold side, 24 degrees F last night, the days are warming up nicely, it's a lovely 71 degrees F with a slight breeze and a high, thin overcast.

Click here to see all the pictures I took today.

The garden is calling, well OK, it's been calling all winter for some TLC, it's high time to get out there and get it ready for some spring planting.

I am about to start my tobacco seeds, I'm not worried about planting them in the protection of the garden, I don't think anything will mess with them after the first nibble. I saw a show on one of the history or nature channels that showed tribes of people living in high mountains, the only thing that they could grow well was potatoes and tobacco. They had to protect the potato plants from the pigs that ran around, they had lots of pigs. They only had to protect the potatoes, the pigs wouldn't touch the tobacco, I figure if pigs wouldn't eat it, then nothing else will either.

I'll start the tobacco seeds in plastic cups, one or two seeds per cup. I know the tobacco plants will grow well here, I have a neighbor up the road who grew some test plants last summer and they did very well.

I received a disturbing email a couple of days ago, it seems that TPTB, in their infinite wisdom have been trying their best to make it illegal to purchase cigarettes through the mail, this will hurt the Native Americans who raise tobacco and sell cigarettes, most of their business is done through the mail. This will make it impossible to get inexpensive cigarettes, and will ultimately hurt the poor folks of this country, they/we are the ones who will have to pay higher costs at the register. Apparently all this bill needs now is to be signed into law by our prez. Here is a copy of the email I received:

On March 17, 2010, S. 1147, The PACT Act, the bill designed by the Congress to prevent tobacco companies from sending low cost cigarettes through the mail, passed.  Now that it has been passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives all the bill needs is a signature by President Obama before it becomes law. 

We urge all of our customers to contact President Obama today and ask him to veto the bill.  Not only will this bill be an excessive hardship on people with fixed incomes, it will also devastate Native American communities nationwide.  Many of these Native American communities are in remote locations.  Without the ability to get their products to market via the United States Post Office, they will have no opportunity to earn an income.  Does the government really want to return to the days of massive Native American poverty?

Please call and write President Obama today. Please forward this email to everyone you know and ask them to call too.

Let the President know that you are against this bill and all other bills that encroach on the freedom and liberties of Americans.

You can call or write to the President at:
Phone Numbers:
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
Mailing Address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-6213
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121
If you really feel strongly about this issue, please call more than once.  
We thank you for your support!

So now more than ever, if you are a smoker, you should really consider growing your own tobacco, and processing it into your own smokes. If you aren't a smoker, then you shouldn't start, but for those who are addicted, or just plain enjoy it and don't like the gov reaching into every little part of your life, strike back, grow your own tobacco and roll your own smokes. Click here for the of a great book to teach you how to grow your own tobacco and how to process them into cigarettes.

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Get your seeds from this guy. tell him Wretha sent you. :)

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  1. We are growing our own for the first year this year! Not only to save cost but to have organic. I would imagine that there are a lot of poisons in the cigarettes sold today, i.e. pesticide residue, as well as filler.

    If we grow and process our own, they will be organic and without filler. They will also be a lot cheaper.

    Its a new thing for us. We'll see how it goes...

  2. I'm no longer a smoker but I'll be interested in seeing how the tobacco growing turns out. All I'm planting are some herbs and sunflowers....stuff the deer won't eat.

  3. Thanks Momlady, this will be the first for me as well, I understand that the tobacco plant is a very pretty, tropical looking plant, it grows tall with pretty leaves and flowers. I don't know of too many critters that will eat it, I'll find out for sure though. LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. Thanks Sheryl, good luck to you, yeah cheaper with no added chemicals, what could be better. :)

  5. You know I don't smoke. If I did I would certainly grow my own tobacco. May start growing tobacco for my father-in-law. If I planted the seeds in his garden and did not tell him, he would probably pull them up as weeds.
    Do you use the Top Matic or Premier to stuff yours?
    During WWII, my sisters and I would roll our mothers cigarettes in a little contraption where you put tobacco in an indented area and laid the paper down and pulled the handle and it rolled up the paper with the tobacco. She would trim the ends.
    I know you will keep us posted and with pictures!

  6. TexasMan, right now I don't have either machine, but I'm leaning toward the Top-O-Matic, mainly because it's the one a good of mine friend uses, besides, I like the name, it sounds so kitchy :)

  7. Hi Wretha.

    I don't smoke either, but I bought some seeds at johnnytobaccoseed.com to make some insecticide. I read where you can cut up leaves and put then in water to spray on plants and other stuff. I believe it keeps deer and other critters away too. I'll let you know. Thanks. PA-Paul

  8. Paul, yes tobacco makes great insecticide, just be careful not to get the tobacco liquid on your skin, you will soak up the nicotine quickly, even brushing up against the plant after a rain is enough to get a dose of nicotine. Also don't spray any tomatoes, potatoes or any the other nightshade family of plants, you run the risk of spreading the tobacco virus to those plants, other than that, it's a good thing to use. :)


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