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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The acid reaction of this fertilizer may be neutralized by applications of wood
ashes or lime. (Chapter 30.) Potash, the fiber maker, is often lacking in sandy
soils and in soils which have grown root crops (turnips, carrots, beets, parsnips,
As already noted yellowish foliage will indicate shortage of nitrogen; weak stems,
lack of potash; and poor ripening of fruit and seed, lack of phosphorus. There
should be at least five strips, one to test the need for nitrogen, another for potash
Instead of deriving all the phosphorus from superphosphate he might use some
bone or tankage to supplement the superphosphate, and wood ashes as the
source of part of the potash. In high analysis fertilizers, therefore, it is necessary
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973