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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Perhaps they were before being dug; but in spite of the most careful digging 50%
to 75% or even more of the feeding rootlets are inevitably cut off and only part of
the conduit roots are left. Experiments with countless trees and bushes and ...
Newly turned, deeply worked soil favors transplanting because the roots quickly
become established in it. Good plants—sturdy, stocky ones—are surer to
succeed than spindly ones, which latter are likely to collapse. When the soil is dry
, cool, ...
When the plants are 4" to 6" high a flat trowel is better than a dibble because
when skillfully used there is less danger of leaving an air-space around the roots.
Always press the soil from the bottom upward and by a sidewise push to make it ...
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973