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acidpox

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Some of you may remember my experiment with growing tobacco indoors last winter. I'm going for it again. Last year I was able to grow a plant to flower under low power led lights. My yield was awful due to the low humidity in my apartment and lots of leaves drying green. Was still able to get about 6-7 bowls worth of smokable tobacco. Once again I'm growing a rustica variety. Plan to keep this updated every week or two if anyone is interested again.

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madox07

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Interesting ... is it a pilot project, do you plan on planting more outside come spring?
 

acidpox

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Interesting ... is it a pilot project, do you plan on planting more outside come spring?
I do plan on planting some outside come spring as long as I can find a place to do so. I live in an apartment. I grew up working on tobacco farms so shouldnt have no problem with that.

What variety of tobacco are you growing?
It's a rustica variety, aztec I think
 

cosmicfolklore

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It's a rustica variety, aztec I think
Duh, I read that, and forgot by the time I read the other posts. Looks good. Do your leaves get large under artificial lighting? I get leaves over two feet long and over a foot wide outside. I am just wondering if the artificial lights are giving it what the plants need to reach their potential. I have a small greenhouse, but I have never tried to grow tobacco through the winter, except to start seedlings. I have heard of guys growing two plants on apartment patios that get enough to roll a cigar once a month.
 

spartacus

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It's Virginia Bright Leaf plants. They are about 3-1/2' to 4' tall. I started them at the end of May. The bottom leaves are turning yellow.
 

acidpox

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Duh, I read that, and forgot by the time I read the other posts. Looks good. Do your leaves get large under artificial lighting? I get leaves over two feet long and over a foot wide outside. I am just wondering if the artificial lights are giving it what the plants need to reach their potential. I have a small greenhouse, but I have never tried to grow tobacco through the winter, except to start seedlings. I have heard of guys growing two plants on apartment patios that get enough to roll a cigar once a month.
Last year they did not get as big as it should have, maybe a foot long by 6-8 inches. But like I said I was only using those cheap clip on led lights used for seedlings the whole time and this year I've been hinting that a want an actual real led grow light for xmas. So I can really amp up the lights this go round. During summer I grow hot peppers on my patio and then convert them down to bonchi during fall and over winter them. I just like growing useable plants and this is something to keep my occupied during the winter. I did put out 2 burley plants and a rustica last year at a friends house but bugs ate them up fast.
 

acidpox

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Just a quick update, its starting to get a little size to it. Going to put it in another pot in a day or two.

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