Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Growing Tobacco from Seed

Growing tobacco from seed part two.

The seeds have sprouted. The first sprouts showed up at 10 days. This is normal and can take even longer.

If I had kept them under lights they would have been warmer and possibly sprouted sooner since it has been a struggle to keep them warm with our wacky spring weather.

I should be able to transplant them in a week or so, and then on into the garden when they get some size on them.

As I said in the first video I am behind by a few weeks, but we will still get lots of good sized leaves by fall, just not viable seed.

Friday, May 17, 2019

How to use a live trap

Using a live trap is a great way to get rid of pests on the homestead or in the garden. I will show you how to use a live trap to catch raccoons and groundhogs.

A live trap, cage trap, or even box trap (they are all basically the same principle) will also provide your family with copious amounts of meat in a survival situation. You can easily feed yourself with a live trap set properly...

Havahart is a popular brand...I would recommend against the folding traps or the cheap ones since a large raccoon can bend the wire and escape, all while destroying your investment.

Homesteading has enough challenges without having to constantly deal with raccoons and groundhogs destroying your work.