Cantero

A term for a seedbed, the part of a farm where tobacco seedlings are grown. These are also known as canteros. Traditionally seedbeds were planted directly in the ground, and they still are in some areas of the world, but now many tobacco seeds are planted in trays and/or on raised beds, or within greenhouses. This provides protection from the elements. Tobacco farmers often grow far more seedlings than they need, and the extra seedlings can be used in case portions of a farm need to be replanted due to extreme weather or other unforeseen setbacks in growing.