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    Default tobacco growing

    i've just found out you can grow golden virginia in this country has anyone grown their own tobacco, was it difficult, did you grow it outside, or in a greenhouse? ....seems like a plan to me .... yes i'm an evil smoking outcast, but it's my life and i don't care

    any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynda66 View Post
    i've just found out you can grow golden virginia in this country has anyone grown their own tobacco, was it difficult, did you grow it outside, or in a greenhouse? ....seems like a plan to me .... yes i'm an evil smoking outcast, but it's my life and i don't care

    any help would be appreciated

    thanks

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    not that kind of help ........ i get enough of that off my doctor ........ i told him to sod off too

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    A forum I used to use had some people on there that tried growing their own baccy, but none seemed to quite mange to pull it off.

    It is hard to grow from what I understand, as it needs a perfect environment to grow, high humidity and heat etc etc.

    Being a dreaded smoker myself have given it much thought but found buying it online the easiest and cheapest option

    Good luck with it tho

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    Hi - Growing it is quite easy, but drying / curing is a bit tricky and you can end up with mouldy leaves if you don't have enough warmth and ventilation.

    I've tried coltsfoot ('poor man's baccy') and red clover too.

    Anything which bypasses customs & excise is worth a go ; )

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    ok then i'm going to give it a go, the seeds are pretty cheap so i'm not really losing anything other than a bit of time, if it works it'll save me a fortune

    i have a good airing cupboard, i'm sure i can adapt to suit :-)

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    Is it legal to grow your own tobacco - don't you need a license?

    Having said that I'm sure I saw a TV programme(The Victorian Kitchen Garden?) featuring this a few weeks ago.

    You see it growing all over the place in Cyprus and I've always thought it would make a good garden plant - in a wild over grown tropical lushness sort of way.

    Sorry to say I'm a slave to the evil weed myself

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    nope apparently you don't need a license and as long as you don't try selling it down the pub, it should all be ok

    FreeSmoking.co.uk - Worldwide guide to grow your own tobacco law .... "Grow Your Own Tobacco" Law in European Countries - FreeSmoking.co.uk

    Why Grow Your Own Tobacco

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