I Did the Hard Work for You
Finding information on how to make chewing tobacco is really tough.
Before I wrote my little booklet The Survival Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tobacco, I did quite a bit of research into tobacco curing and processing. In the past I’ve rolled cigars, cured tobacco for cigarettes, made my own faux latakia pipe tobacco and even chewed green tobacco leaves to see how they tasted.
It’s a hard life, doing science.
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Growing Tobacco for Trade
Tobacco is one of the best barter crops you can have if things get ugly. I tell a story in my booklet about a man who did quite well for himself via trading cigarettes. Even if you aren’t a smoker, being able to supply smokers with their nicotine during a crash or even just an ongoing Depression like the one we’re in now… that’s valuable.
Chewing tobacco grosses my wife out, but I have made it anyway. I posted up a video on how you do it…
How To Make Chewing Tobacco—The VIDEO!
Learn to grow tobacco and you’ll be set. It can be used for insecticide even if you don’t consume it. It’s also a pretty plant that attracts hummingbirds and just looks cool in the garden.
Get the booklet if you have even a little interest in growing tobacco. You can find it on Amazon here: The Survival Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tobacco.
David The Good is a Grow Network Change Maker, a gardening expert, and the author of five books you can find on Amazon: Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting, Grow or Die: The Good Guide to Survival Gardening, Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening, Create Your Own Florida Food Forest, and Push the Zone: The Good Guide to Growing Tropical Plants Beyond the Tropics. Find fresh gardening inspiration at his website TheSurvivalGardener.com and be sure to follow his popular YouTube channel.
My family grew tobacco on our farm here in KY for generations. It might be a good barter crop, but it sure is a lot of work to plant, grow, and harvest. I tried smoking some of the un processed leaves when I was younger, and all I can say now is… DON’T..lol