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 addition to crop rotation, four other systems of cropping are practised to gain
other ends. 1. Marker cropping consists in thinly sowing seed of a quick-sprouting
and maturing crop in the same rows as a slow sprouting one (parsnip, carrot) or ...
The importance of sowing and planting at proper times is also emphasized by the
fact that some plant species are killed by light frosts, others are not; and likewise
that plants of even tender species when “hardened off” can stand light frosts ...
Such influences, coupled with character and condition of soil may make one or
two weeks' difierence in the advisable date of sowing seed or setting plants of
any specified kind. So likewise may the date the last killing spring frost normally ...
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Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and ...
Maurice Grenville Kains
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1973