Re: Tobacco smoke for monitoring mites.
You hang it in a barn that has good ventilation. The idea is to let it dry gently. I lived in Virginia for a while and stopped to pick some tobacco (a few leaves) from a field on the side of the road, luckily I was not shot for the offense (as I found out later from my freinds). I hung it in the garage and it came out ok for hand made cigars. I also found out that one does not "pick" tobacco; you "cut" it. If you say pick, you will be recognized as an outsider and likely shot.
Originally Posted by Daniel Y
Another interesting thing that I found out was that cutting tobacco is dangerous work. Imagine working in the hot summer sun with stifling humidity. Arms and face brushing up against the plants. Nicotine goes right through your skin and you get quite a dose of it and it can poison you. Think of the time SWIM was caught with cigarettes and dad made him smoke an entire pack to teach him a lesson; not a pretty outcome.
But hey, tobacco is 100% natural and organic right? So it must be good for people and bees.
Last edited by Nabber86; 03-08-2014 at 01:37 PM.
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