Aphids on Tobacco plants is common problem. These sap sucking little bugs can make huge damage to the tobacco leave crop. And even if you still have large amount of tobacco leave harvested, the quality of dry leaves is lower if they are covered with ..
For those of you who are using natural tobacco curing method, it is time of year now (May-June of the year following the harvest) when the tobacco plants you hanged to cure last Fall - are finally ready!It does take quite some time for mother nature..
Canadian Virginia tobacco seeds germinated 2 weeks after seeding.They are still very tiny and require lots of attention, but don't worry, when they feel strong enough - they will start growing very fast. Remember that in just one season tobacco plant..
Beginning of March is best time to start tobacco from seeds in Ontario. Tobacco plants take 6-7 month to grow from seed to maturity and the first good Autumn frost will kill the whole plant if you do not harvest them right before that. So if summer i..
I was determined this year to try to extract the essential oil from lavender flowers that I have in abundance. Flowers that I can only use for buds or oil production, meaning they are not good in bunches because of short stems, nothing else is wrong ..
My garlic planting technique has changed this year, I tried to implement - even partially the well known Mittleider method, that I first read about more than 20 years ago. I do not like using chemicals of any kinds, but I appreciate the beds orientat..
I had 2 bid sacks of sunflower seeds from last summer, that I just could not make clean enough - there was a lot of duct, debris, empty seeds, broken seeds, small stones. I was looking on internet to buy a winnowing machine, small and cheap enough so..
Lavender Harvest time gathers the whole family together in the field. We are cutting, bunching, hanging lavender to dry. It took us almost 5 days this year to complete this . Lavender plants grow bigger year after year, they produce more flowers. The..
Recently published study confirms statistically that eating hot red pepper reduces mortality by 12%. More than 16,000 US adults of different age, race, diet, lifestyle etc. were surveyed. Very complex statistical methods were applied. Results show a..
Lavender buds preparation is a lengthy process, but if not processed correctly the lavender buds batch can cause even allergy outbreak because it may contain dust-like pollen that irritates eyes, nostrils and throat. We know that ! We
process our lav..
One of my customers Nathan Attard shared his "Garlic Scape Pesto"recipe: - One pound of Garlic Scapes cut into 2" pieces- 1-1/4 cups Parmesan cheese,- 1 cup olive oil, - 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, - sea salt and pepper to taste. Beat in food processor..