Celebrating Jamestown (in my own special way)

This year is the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. A lot of people have traveled to Jamestown to visit and celebrate. I think that’s great. I can’t make it but I am celebrating in my own special way. I’m growing tobacco:

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I’ve never grown tobacco before. I started the plants from seeds the size of dust specks. The plants are now over 5 feet and are starting to blossom.

I don’t smoke and I don’t intend to start. I don’t chew tobacco and I don’t intend to start. But those tobacco leaves smell so good to me!

I plan to dry some of the big leaves and save them to make a natural insecticide for my garden.

1 comment:

Lynn Bartlett said...

We grew tobacco as well this year, and now need to figure out how to use it next year for pests. We are finding it seems to take forever to dry the leaves -- they are hanging in the rafters of what will some day be the main floor of our house! It is amazing how big the plants have grown.