LAURYL and Caroline

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    growing tobacco

  • growing tobacco

    Tiny tobacco seeds were planted in seed beds.They wre covered with pine branches to protect them from the cold.
  • Fields

    Forests were cleared to make new tobacco fields.Tobacco ruined the soil after 4 or 5 years and new fields had to be constantly prepared,
  • Transplant

    After two months in the seedbeds, tobacco plants were llarge enough to transplant.
  • worming

    As the tobacco grew in the fields it had to be checked often for tobacco worms.
  • harvesting

    Late in summer or early fall the tobacco was harvested.
  • drying

    Stakes were hung in tobacca barns to dry for six to ten weeks.