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American Gardening Volume 25 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,133
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American Gardening Volume 25 (Paperback): Books Group
American Gardening Volume 25 (Paperback): Books Group

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American Gardening Volume 25 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ... adapted to their soil and market. PLANTING. The time for planting will depend upon the soil, locality, and season. If wanted for early use, the seed should be planted in April, while for main crop the work may be done between the 1st and 20th of May. Improved planters are rapidly coming into general use among the large growers, and while their coat prohibits their ownership by the average farmer, the purchase of one is generally recommended in cases where six or more acres are annually planted. Unless great care is taken in cutting the seed to have the pieces uniform in size and shape, and good judgment exercised in operating the machine to secure an even distribution of the seed and fertilizer, also straight rows and proper covering, the advantage of the planter will be lost. The depth for covering should depend upon the nature and condition of the land; in low or clayey soils three inches will be sufficient, while upon light, well-drained land a covering of four inches is advisable. The distance for planting should be governed by the fertility of the soil and the variety used, as well as by the number of eyes on each piece of seed. A good rule for most conditions is to use seed cut to two or three strong eyes, and plant every 15 to 18 inches, in rows three feet apart. CULTIVATION. This is a very important operation, and must be attended to at the proper time if the crop is to be kept clean and thrifty at a minimum cost. The neglect of a few days in one cultivation may mean the difference between profit and loss. Cultivation should begin by stirring the soil with a weeder or smoothing harrow within one week from time of planting, and the operation repeated every week or ten days as long as the size of plants will admit, the objects sought being to prevent...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 530
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-43821-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-43821-5
Barcode: 9781231438213

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