Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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
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.