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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Often a similar appearance or “false hoar frost” occurs when the temperature is
several degrees above freezing point. Usually this is due to the way the light is
reflected from the dew. The condensation of water vapor tends to check the fall of
The mere deposition of frost on the surface of foliage does not necessarily
indicate that the plants have been killed or even damaged. But when the air is too
dry for dew to be deposited they may be frozen by a dry wind, or on a clear night
In order to have extra early beans, corn, melons and cucumbers I have often
sown seed much earlier than was locally popular, thus risking frost damage.
When no frost occurred I was ahead of competitors and when it did come I
usually saved ...
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973