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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There are no hard and fast rules by which to decide when to irrigate. An
examination of the soil is helpful in determining moisture conditions; but the best
guide is the plant itself. Checking of plant growth is a sign that moisture is needed
; wilting ...
Much difficulty was found in regulating moisture in Frame C. When ventilation in
this frame was reduced to a minimum in cold weather, moisture condensed on
the glass and tended to keep the soil surface wet, and when properly ventilated ...
Though * germination depends upon moisture, air, viable (i. e., able-to-live) seed
and temperature we generally think of only the last two factors. N o one expects
dead seed to grow, but many people fail to grasp the importance of favorable ...
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