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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Intelligent pruning for fruit presupposes knowledge of the appearance and
position of the fruit buds. Blossom buds are rounder and plumper than branch
buds. Apples and pears bear most of their blossoms at the tips of spurs in clusters
plant food so the new shoots will be sturdier than if all or a larger number of buds
were left to grow. As soon as the strongest shoot gets woody at its base (in early
summer) shorten the weak ones to only one joint and one leaf. Until then it may ...
From the buds on this spur new shoots will develop. The best one of these should
be chosen to become the new arm in the following spring. The other must be cut
off. Whatever system of training chosen the shoots may be tied to bean poles ...
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973