Virginia Farm Bureau – In The Garden – Garden Design

March 9, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening


It seems like everyone chooses to put their garden space together a little differently. The good news is, there is no wrong way to design a garden. But there are dramatically different styles. Here to tell us more about them is our garden expert, Mark Viette. For more, visit www.vafb.com.

Using Virginia Creeper as a window sunshade

January 19, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips


Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Tobacco

August 8, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening


My activities in Harvesting Virginia Tobaccos. Placed in Lurtigen, Canton Fribourg, Switzerland. in Mr. Fritz Herren Farm Brightleaf is commonly known as “Virginia tobacco”, often regardless of which state they are planted. Prior to the American Civil War, most tobacco grown in the US was fire-cured dark-leaf. This type of tobacco was planted in fertile lowlands, used a robust variety of leaf, and was either fire cured or air cured. Sometime after the War of 1812, demand for a milder, lighter, more aromatic tobacco arose. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland all innovated quite a bit with milder varieties of the tobacco plant. Farmers around the country experimented with different curing processes. But the breakthrough didn’t come until around 1839. Brightleaf tobacco leaf ready for harvest. When it turns yellow-green the sugar content is at its peak, and it will cure to a deep golden color with mild taste. The leaves are harvested progressively up the stem from the base, as they ripen. Brightleaf tobacco leaf ready for harvest. When it turns yellow-green the sugar content is at its peak, and it will cure to a deep golden color with mild taste. The leaves are harvested progressively up the stem from the base, as they ripen. It had been noticed for centuries that sandy, highland soil produced thinner, weaker plants. Captain Abisha Slade, of Caswell County, North Carolina had a good deal of infertile, sandy soil, and planted the new “gold-leaf” varieties on it. Slade owned a