Growing Tobacco

Germinating tobacco seeds is the hardest part of growing tobacco.

Once your plants leaves are 6 inches in size, they are ready to be planted outside.

Plant outside only after all danger of frost has past. Care should be taken not to disturb the roots. Feed should only be given to established and rapidly growing plants after they have been replanted.Here is a collection of articles on how to grow tobacco; from germinating tobacco seeds, planting, harvesting, curing and seed storage.

Ideally, space the tobacco plants about 2 ft. apart in rows 3 ft. apart. Transplant outside in the evening or when it is cloudy and overcast to avoid the youngsters from drying out. Water plants thoroughly after transplanting and water daily until plants become established. Like tomato plants, the branches (suckers, offshoots), should be removed to focus the plants energy on the large leaves.

Tobacco plants generally require full to partial sun to grow properly. Tobacco is ready to be harvest after 60-90 days after planting.