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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In the latter cases they are always dug or plowed under in early spring before
they have made much growth. Otherwise they might become so woody they
might decay slowly and thus, for a time, be a detriment to the soil. Plants used for
One of the commonest errors is to leave the plowed furrows for several to many
days before harrowing them. During this time the soil loses enormous quantities
of water through evaporation and the clods, especially if stiff, bake more or less ...
... Per cent Tons Years ' of of soil necessary Tnmrmnnr rainfall eroded to erode in
per A. in 7 inches run-off six years of soil Not cultivated—no crop . . . . . . . . . .. 48.9
207 29 Plowed 4 ins. deep. Fallowed. No crop 313 247 24 Plowed 8 ins. deep.
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973