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 superior value of large seed over small is perhaps most strikingly illustrated
by Country Gentleman sweet corn, one of the favorite varieties for canning. Bulk
or general run seed produces such uneven stands and such variation in maturity
For minute seeds shallow cigar boxes are fair substitutes for the pottery “seed
pans” popular with plantsmen. You may buy standard cypress flats or make
similar ones yourself. As wet earth is heavy, avoid sizes larger than 12"x l8"x 3%"
If you use a properly adjusted drill to sow the larger sized vegetable and flower
seeds in the open garden the machine will do the work correctly; but if you sow
by hand you must govern the depth by the size of the seed and the condition of
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973