Found this cool video on YouTube about the process of growing, cultivating and curing Dark Fired Kentucky. Well worth a watch!!
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."
Great Vid Justin, Thanks for sharing it. I wonder though, does the strip plowing help retain the soils nutrients as well as protect the top soil. I've seen many pictures of yellowed soil from tobacco farming.
"To Be Or Not To Be",,, That's to hard,smoke now or later? BOTH !
It's a very interesting process and a good video detailing the start through finish. Also makes you think about how dark fired and Latakia are more carcinogenic.
I love both Latakia and dark fired tobaccos. I had no idea about the additional carcinogenic. Something else to worry about. Ugh
Eh, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Probably just as carcinogenic as smoked ribs, balogna, deli meats, among other things also smoked and full of sodium nitrates. They're now saying you shouldn't even eat processed deli meats or hot dogs once a week. I love dark fired but Latakia is about a once or twice a month average for me.
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Thanks for posting the video. Informative video to watch the process from seedling to end of processing...
Thanks for the thread bump, I missed it on the first go around.
I never realized that it is such a labor intensive crop....throw in hail storms, and unseasonably cold snap before harvesting, drought, etc.....growing this stuff is not for the faint of heart.
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