Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management
Dover Publications, 1973 - 397 Seiten
Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers of Five Acres and Independence have come away with specific projects to begin and moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm.
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They may be laid on the ground but will work better if raised. When only a foot or
so above ground they are inconspicuous and easy to step over, the iron post
supports cost less than do those 6' high, are less likely than tall ones to be shifted
Properly managed hotbeds and coldframes produce superior seedlings and flats
(shallow boxes) are better than flower pots or rows in hotbed or coldframe. For
minute seeds shallow cigar boxes are fair substitutes for the pottery “seed pans” ...
Late varieties usually store better than early ones because they rarely become
fully ripe. Moist air prevents potatoes from growing, so when temperatures cannot
be held as low as recommended frequent wetting of walls and floors will prevent
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973