Every Man His Own Gardener: The Complete Gardener : Being a Gardener's Calendar and General Directory, Much More Complete Than Any One Hitherto Published ...

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Booksellers, 1832 - 658 Seiten
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Seite 146 - Strain your line along the bed six inches from the edge ; then with a spade cut out a small trench or drill close to the line, about six inches deep, making that side next the line nearly upright...
Seite 147 - ... regularly against the back of the trench, and at the same time drawing a little earth up against them with the hand as you place them, just to fix the plants in their due position...
Seite 137 - ... and other forward kinds ; but the large late cabbage plants should be set a yard asunder. The above distances are to be understood of such plants as are to remain to grow to their full size ; but such of the forward kinds as are to be cut while young may be planted closer : eighteen inches to two feet will be sufficient. Plant out also the general crop of red cabbage, if not done I'D autumn, &.i:.: allow them two feet and a half, or a yard distance.
Seite 122 - ... upright side of the stock, at the back of the slope, inserting it with great exactness, as far as it is cut, with the thickest edge outwards, and so that the rind may meet exactly every way with the rind of the stock.
Seite 387 - ... will succeed either by grafting or budding. Budding generally succeeds best when performed in cloudy weather, or in a morning or an evening ; for the great power of the mid-day sun is apt to dry and shrink the cuttings and buds in some degree, that the buds would not so readily part from the wood of their respective shoots proper for insertion. However, where there are large quantities to be budded, it must be performed at all opportunities.
Seite 146 - The ground for the bed must not be wet, nor too strong or stubborn, but such as is moderately light and pliable, so that it will readily fall to pieces in digging or raking, and in a situation that enjoys the full rays of the sun.
Seite 147 - ... good ground, and a remarkably prosperous growth in the plants in the production of strong shoots, a few of the largest may be cut the second spring after planting ; but I would advise not to cut many, before the third year.
Seite 140 - Let it be observed, that spinach should not, at this season, be sown where the ground is much shaded with trees or bushes ; for in such situations the plants would be drawn up to seed before they arrive to half their growth. Hoe or hand-weed the early crops...
Seite 99 - ... and to leave three, four, or five of the strongest of last year's shoots standing on each root, to bear next summer: all above that number, on every root, must be cut off close to the surface of the ground, and all straggling shoots between the main plants must also be taken away. Each of the shoots which are left should be shortened, observing to cut off about one third or fourth of their original length.
Seite 11 - Allowance for it to be about four or five inches wider than the frame each way : this done, begin to make the bed accordingly, observing to shake and mix the dung well, as you lay it on the bed, and beat it down with the back of the fork, as you go on : but I would not advise treading it, for a bed which is trodden hard will not work so kindly, and be more liable to burn than that which is suffered to settle gradually of itself...

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