Author(s): FRENCH RAY
How to Grow Your Own Tobacco covers everything you need to know to plant, harvest,and dry your own tobacco including troubleshooting for pests and diseases. Author and horticulturist, Ray French summarizes the history of growing tobacco and then explains how age old growing practices have now become a part of the easy, sustainable, organic methods for the home gardener. Ray also includes information on varieties and grades of tobacco, seed starting techniques, and suggestions for growing in the ground or in containers all in this handy guide.
With a strong history of large scale farming on both sides of the family, Ray French graduated with a degree in Agriculture specializing in Nursery Crop Production and Botany from Auburn University. He is now a consultant for a large home improvement retailer and travels all over the world in search of new plants. Ray has been an integral part of introducing many of the most popular plants in the market today such as the Knockout Rose, Encore Azaleas, and SunPatiens.