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Enter the Seedman. This is the only site we've found that really has a serious section dedicated to growing one's own tobacco, including all the seeds, supplies, flavorings and equipment one needs to eventually become a self-sufficient tobacco grower. The Seedman is Jim Johnson, a highly respect purveyor of a large variety of seeds most of which have nothing at all to do with tobacco. Jim's expertise as a horticulturist is recognized and sought after by governments, universities and farmers, amateurs and professionals alike. His website is huge and though only a small percentage of the site is dedicated to tobacco, this small percentage provides a nearly overwhelming amount of information on the subject. We will only briefly share with you what you will find at Seedman.com, which should be more than enough to pique your interest. The bottom line (already?) is that you can successfully grow, cure and shred (cut) tobacco in your back yard with minimal startup expense.
The Seedman provides a wide variety (lots) of tobacco seeds as well as growing kits complete with video taped guides to successful tobacco growing. These videos, by A.B. Daly from the UK are entertaining and quickly illustrate the point that even in less than ideal weather conditions as found in the UK, tobacco cultivation is pretty simple.
Originally posted by apc
What common medical ailments does tobacco treat? I'm only aware of constipation and IBS. I'm finding it's used to treat neurological problems like tourettes, schizophrenia, and alzheimers, but that's not something most people suffer from.