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illustrated.1867 Excerpt: ... autumn, thus shortening the foddering
season at both ends. The water tends effectually to keep off both
early and late frosts. liven if a field of corn is flooded a few
inches deep in a frosty night, it will escape the effects of the
frost, and the same is true of tobacco, and other like crops. A
small rill of water which flows but a month or two in spring, if
spread over the adjacent surface of grass, will, if continued
yearly, soon show its good effects the entire season, and tlie
effects of irrigation are often of the most reliable and durable
nature. I have never noticed any different effect from hard, soft,
cold or warm, brook or spring waters. My theory is, that all water
contains fertility in solution, and by irrigation it is placed or
even put into the mouths of the rootlets of plants, and absorbed at
once; that it is not so much the water itself, but what it
contains, which causes the result. I can point you to large apple
trees now standing and bearing well on a meadow irrigated profusely
for the last fifty years. In another meadow young apple trees are
doing well where the irrigation is applied both winter and summer.
The grape, currant, raspberry, Lawton blackberry, asparagus,
tomatoes, spinage, horseradish, and other fruits, and garden
vegetables, which bring a high price in market, thrive well under
irrigation, but it must be land adapted to irrigation, and not
naturally wet. During the growing part of the year and when
practicable, the water should be let on to the crop only from the
setting to the rising of the sun daily, and kept off from the
rising to, the setting of the same. Most of the great crops of
grass by irrigation in this country are raised by letting the water
on both night and day, but the night method is much preferable when
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|Country of origin:
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||246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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