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Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing Volume 1 epub

Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing Volume 1. Books Group

Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing Volume 1
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Author: Books Group
Page Count: 310 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130816297
Download Link: Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing Volume 1
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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. 1886 Excerpt: ...lies in their power to assist the institution referred to, in its praiseworthy efforts to go on and establish a true nomenclature and description of vegetables. Sweet Potato Culture. From the latter part of May, to July 4th, the rooted Sweet Potato sprouts should be transplanted to the field or garden. Break the land thoroughly, but not necessarily deep; low, level and damp lands will not do; high, dry, mellow or loamy soils are best, and the fresher the better. Lay off rows three and a half to four feet apart, and in these furrows, apply two to four hundred pounds of ammoniated superphosphate, containing potash, per acre. If home-made manure is used, be sure that it is old and thoroughly decomposed, and if possible mix some ashes and acid phosphate with it. Cover this furrow by running on each side of it with a one-horse turn plow, thus making a narrow ridge, on which plant the slips eighteen inches apart; keep clean of weeds and grass until the vines begin to run freely, then hill up and lay by. It is as well not to permit the vines to take root between the rows, as this will diminish the crop. Loosen up the vines occasionally. A fork hoe is good for the purpose. Just before or soon after the frost in the fall, dig the potatoes and store away in a dry, warm place for winter. In the South, a good way to do this, is to select a spot on the ground where water will not stand, and throw up the earth three or four inches above the natural surface, in a circular shape, about four or Ave feet in diameter; press down firmly, and on this, place twenty-five or thirty bushels of potatoes piled up in a cone-shape, sharp at the top, cover with corn stalks or grass two or three inches thick, then cover with earth six or eight inches deep. Plat a few boards over the top ...

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