How to grow cigars

Started by long_ashes, 04/07/2013 07:14 PM

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long_ashes

Going to be doing a new segment on Crap Network called "How To Grow Cigars" and I will be taking you from the beginning stages of growing tobacco, all the way through maintaining the plants, harvesting, curing, and fermenting.  From seed to smoke.  Look for the first video within the next week on how to get started.
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cibolodave

Cool idea. Looking forward to it

Mautrak

Oh, yeah. This'll help my marriage.  I work seven days a week, am making my own beer, am a coffee snob, have this cigar hobby, and now this.  I can hear it now.

"But honey.  It's just a few plants in the backyard.  I'll be harvesting soon.  Then curing and fermenting.  Then rolling."

She'll slap me upside the back of my head.  And rightfully so.

That said, I'm looking forward to it!

Vroomp

Looking forward to you guys mastering your technique!
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SenorPablo

Cool idea Justin.  Looking forward to it.  You guys had some nice looking crops last year.

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1sgjeffward

Not gonna do it but always cool to watch the process :thumbsup:

And Jeremy your right that one might be the proverbial straw that breaks her back :lmao:
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QuoteMautrak - 4/7/2013  7:59 PM

Oh, yeah. This'll help my marriage.  I work seven days a week, am making my own beer, am a coffee snob, have this cigar hobby, and now this.  I can hear it now.

"But honey.  It's just a few plants in the backyard.  I'll be harvesting soon.  Then curing and fermenting.  Then rolling."

She'll slap me upside the back of my head.  And rightfully so.

That said, I'm looking forward to it!

I'm right there with you... the other problem is that I've already got the back yard full of tomato plants, and putting in tobacco along side of them would probably be counter productive...
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vw77guy

:bigthumbs:   Hell ya.  I'll tune in.

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tvolball

This means I'll have to add more garden space. My back yard is pretty full right now.
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DonM

Looking forward to it!  

For some reason, I do not see planting tobacco next to the wife's tomatoes

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long_ashes

Crap Network Shorts: How To Grow Cigars Part 1

This is a new segment on the Crap Network on how to grow cigars (tobacco).  I am documenting my next batch of homemade cigars from seed to smoke.  I am by no means an expert.  I'm just a dude telling you how I did it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2D9r-nKy1U
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wbrian

Great video!  I am around the same stage as your video in my first year growing some tobacco plants.  Planning on making my own cigars too.  Will be fun to follow along.  My plants are about a half inch tall, with 2 small leaves on top.  Unfortunately I got the tray after I started and had to transplant the seedlings over, and fear I damaged some of them.  I am keeping the cover on them to retain the humidity, and have a grow bulb above them.  Does this seem like I'm doing ok?

Thanks!
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ntanner

Cool vid, thanx for sharing.
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long_ashes

Quotewbrian - 5/12/2013  8:53 PM

Great video!  I am around the same stage as your video in my first year growing some tobacco plants.  Planning on making my own cigars too.  Will be fun to follow along.  My plants are about a half inch tall, with 2 small leaves on top.  Unfortunately I got the tray after I started and had to transplant the seedlings over, and fear I damaged some of them.  I am keeping the cover on them to retain the humidity, and have a grow bulb above them.  Does this seem like I'm doing ok?

Thanks!
Brian


Yeah you are doing fine, mine are about there as well which is why I have not done another video yet.  I think things just aren't growing as fast this year.  Last year at this time I already had them about two inches tall and outside in dixie cups.  They are still in the house and about a half inch tall with around four leaves.
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wbrian

How are you lighting them at this stage?
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long_ashes

I did have a grow light but it died on me, but they sit right in front of a window sill.
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sjn1117

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jdwaynes1980

I'll be taking notes along the way. This is something I'm very interested in attempting. I've grown my own gardens for several years, but never tobacco. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
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McBryde

I'm interested in the curing process, will be tuning in to see how it all goes.

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wbrian

Any updates? My plants are a few inches now. Waiting to see how you transplant them...
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wbrian

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long_ashes

Unfortunately this year my thumb wasn't very green.  Nice pic btw.  I would suggest you get them in the ground ASAP.  Otherwise it will be too late.  My crop was plagued with mold, and my youngest son knocking over the seed trays multiple times.  They have all died.  :(  There is always next year.
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wbrian

Thanks.  Will do that tomorrow.  I'm waiting for some pots to be delivered from Amazon.com.  But I have some planters I can get started into...
I'll post some Pics or a video if I get ambitious...

Later,
B.
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