"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
S.W. Ga., zone 8b but acts more like zone 9
quote:Originally posted by WikiLeeks:the only surprise there: this is 2011.the study was published in 2004.it's been quite common knowledge among gardeners the "commercial" crops are bred for uniformity, high yield, handling, every tomato turning red on the same day, etc and on and on. that something's gone lacking....? gosh, whod'da thought (g)
quote:However, that didn't answer my question...is it the varities and the breeding or is it the soil they are grown in? Or is it a combination of both along with everything that is sprayed on them?
quote:The soil and climate have particular characteristics, but the culture methods used here are the same as other tobacco regions of Cuba.
quote:Just as certain Cuban tobaccos can only be grown in Cuba, so too this prized wrapper tobacco can only be grown to its fullest potential in a two mile wide by seventy-five mile long strip of sandy loam in the Connecticut River Valley between Hartford and West Suffield* in New England.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 16 little gardeners: what a harvest!
Zone 7a, Far Rockaway, New York