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WARNING: Home grown tobacco can be very strong and even dangerous, so smoke with caution until you become familiar with the nicotine level of your product. As you probably know, any smoke is known to cause cancer, birth defects and other health problems.
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Product Description: There are a number of common names in use for this tobacco species including: Wild Tobacco, Shamanic Tobacco, Erowid Tobacco or Aztec Tobacco with “Nicotiana rustica” being the scientific name classification. Midewiwan Tobacco is an annual and it completes its life cycle during one season. It grows on a short bush habit and grows 30-45 cm (12-18”) tall, producing a beautiful arrangement of pale yellow flowers. Leaves of the “Wild Tobacco” Plant may contain 3 times as much nicotine as regular tobacco leaves do. The dried leaves can be crushed into a powder and used as an insecticide for greenhouse insects such as aphids, mites, and whiteflies. Protect young seedlings from flea beetles.
It is best to sow seeds indoors in flats, trays or small pots about 6-8 weeks before transplanting. We use small re-useable plastic trays - flats filled 5-8cm (2-3”) of fine starting mix or potting soil. Pack the soil very lightly and thoroughly soak and let drain before seeding. If using small pots apply the same techniques. Sprinkle seeds 2-3 per pot or evenly distribute seeds in trays-flats – spacing seeds far enough apart to make transplanting easier on the seedlings. Do not cover the seeds. Mist seeds lightly and cover the tray loosely with a plastic dome or a sheet of clear light plastic film- ensure that you maintain a loose seal for some air exchange. Place in an area near a window or under grow lights where the temperature remains constant between 21-27°C (70-80°F). Do not exceed 29.5°C (85°F). Mist the trays daily and keep the soil surface moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Tobacco seed germination can be difficult at times and is entirely temperature dependent. Lower temperatures will greatly delay germination. When seeds start sprouting, remove the plastic cover and move to a sunny location such a green house or cold frame or grow lights. Keep soil moist at all times. Over watering may cause seedlings to dampen off and hinder good root development. Transplant – thin or divide seedlings to 1 per pot when seedlings have 4 well developed leaves. Set seedlings outside in filtered sunlight (shaded areas) for 2-4 hours a day, gradually hardening them off. Transplant to a final location after your last frost and if possible in a wind protected area. Plant seedlings in rows spaced 2 feet apart. Keep soil moist until plants are well established.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Soil PH: 5.5-7.0, Ideal 6.3-6.5
Planting Depth: Sow seeds on top of soil mixture – keep moist and cover with ventilation
Germination: 7-14 days.
Height at Maturity: reaching 1.4-1.5m (41/2 - 5') tall.
Days to Maturity: 65 - 75 days.
Watering: Proper watering is tricky as you have to water deeply and then let the soil dry out slightly but still remain slightly moist and then water deeply again. Keep watering schedule consistent throughout the growing season and you will not be disappointed. Mulch the soil around plants to help reduce water evaporation and use drip irrigation.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Set transplants in rows spaced 61cm (24”apart.