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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You may increase the supply of capillary water in the soil by drainage, fertilizing,
adding humus and by watering or irrigation. Soluble salts in fertilizers in the
surface foot of soil tend to draw water from lower levels to dissolve them and to
Because of their open texture they require large quantities of humus, lavish
feeding and irrigation. Medium sandy loams are not quite so early but retain
water and plant food better and are more productive. Fine sandy loams, though
later than ...
We can supply the loss of humus by liberal dressings of manure, muck, peat, leaf
mold or other vegetable material or by growing green manures. (Chapter 29.)
When leaves and other forest litter decay they become “leaf mold,” a material ...
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973