What to consider in regards to growing tobacco?
A couple years ago, I bought tobacco seeds but got called away from home for a week while they were seeded and in need of close monitoring for soil humidity. They are tiny, dust-like seeds and can dessicate quickly. When I got home the seeds were goners.
I just found a secondhand book about growing and processing tobacco, so I bought it. My mate was kind of appalled. I am again intrigued.
Now, I don't expect the US tobacco industry will go down suddenly, so I don't think I'd likely supply anyone's addictive need, but I kind of want to grow a little tobacco. I don't smoke; have absolutely no interest in it.
What do you think I should consider? Is tobacco growing a skill I should/should not work on? Actually, I've grown ornamental tobacco. That was easy. I imagine it is the processing for smoking that takes some learning. Guess I'm asking about the ethics, because if I processed it, I would give it to somebody to try.