Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to harvest tobacco in a greenhouse? But I probably started the season 2015 to late and waited a bit to long before moving the plants to the greenhouse. This because my ignorance and that I was waiting for the greenhouse to arrive. Having the plants on my window sill in to small pots was a restriction to the root growth. When I finally moved them to the greenhouse the plants took a few weeks before they really started to grow.
2016 is the year when Scandinavia’s largest snus brand, General, celebrates it’s 150th anniversary. 150 years later General Kardus Fäviken 2016 is the food creator Magnus Nilsson’s interpretation of General snus, originally created by the perfectionist Johan A Boman in 1866.
Magnus Nilsson is an award winning chef from Fäviken Magasinet that is ranked the world’s 25th best restaurant. He has also been awarded the “Global Gastronomy Award” by the reputable White Guide.
In the process of gathering information on growing tobacco I realized that it would be difficult to do without a greenhouse. Another grower, in the south of Scandinavia, got a much better growth for the plants in the greenhouse than for those who was plated outside in the field. As I’m living in the middle of Scandinavia (as far north as middle of Canada) I think a greenhouse is a must. At least if you are trying to grow pepper. Maybe the tobacco could have grown outside, but not as good as it has in my greenhouse. From the tiny seed they have now grown to over a meter in height and still growing each day.
The main difference between American dip and Swedish snus is the pasteurization process and that no smoke-dried tobacco is used in Swedish snus. That is one reason why you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) in Swedish snus. Nitrosamines: Nitrite, nicotine and other amines and alkaloids.
Swedish Snus pasteurization in the Crockpot
As I described in the article on how to make your own Swedish snus at home I recommend temperatures from 60° C to 90° C. But I have since then come to the conclusion that you get a lot of benefits by making your snus in the higher temperature range. Some of the benefits are:
A faster process, 36 hours instead of many days.
Less stirring and less washing up.
A more mature, smoky/burned flavor to the snus.
Less living “things” in the tobacco.
Longer shelf life with less “things” in it
Lower TSNA with less “things” making nitrite from nitrate.
Swedish snus is not a health product, but a lot healthier than smoking. To make it as healthy as possible you should make it in a way that keeps the TSNA at a low level.
If GnuCash got one downside it is the report generation. But you can do your own custom reports using SQL and MySQL.
GnuCash and the list of members
I am using GnuCash to book-keep financial transactions for a sports association. It’s a non-profit organization for weight training much like a gym. The members can use the equipment and facilities while they got a valid membership subscription.
After a rather slow start the growth is picking up speed and its time to replanting the tobacco plants. After five weeks (middle of April) it’s getting crowded in the seed tray. To allow for more room for each plant it’s now time to separate them into their own pot.
Growing tobacco is similar to growing tomatoes. It is not illegal to grow your own tobacco as long as you don’t intend to sell it. It will save you a lot of money if you have a craving for the n-vitamin.
If you are tired of giving your money to tax and big business you now have an alternative. If you learn how to grow your own tobacco you have full control of any additive you put into the tobacco.
According to a proposal snus use can also be prohibited during working hours for municipal employees in Skövde, Sweden. This adding to the prohibition on smoking making it a total tobacco ban.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms in Skövde?
When the smoking regulations for municipal employees in Skövde is to be tighter, also those who use snus will be trapped. Besides the smoking ban, the municipality wants to introduce a ban on snus for the municipal employers. It was in the context of the smoking ban the question of a total tobacco ban rose.
– We look at tobacco use from a public health perspective, says Leif Walterum. The hospital in Skaraborg recently announced that the entire hospital campus is to be smoke free.