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Press of Foote & Brown, 1846 - Agriculture

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Page 12 - Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree ; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.
Page 8 - Look round our world; behold the chain of love Combining all below and all above. See plastic nature working to this end, The single atoms each to other tend, Attract, attracted to, the next in place, Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.
Page 17 - ... wherefore it were one of the most noble experiments touching plants to find it out : for so you may have great variety of new fruits and flowers yet unknown.
Page 88 - The utmost vigilance and activity is used by our cultivators in getting their land ready, at an early period of the season, for the reception of the seed. It is the first field labor of the Spring. The use of compost manure will depend much upon the constituents of the soil with which it is mixed. If the soil be a sandy loam, with a porous subsoil, the compost will do tolerably well ; but if it be a black soil, with a clayey subsoil, such as are most of the lands, where onions are raised in this...
Page 124 - ... possible, avoiding severe frosts, and the most successful practice with our extensive orchardists is to place the good fruit directly, in a careful manner, in new, tight flour barrels as soon as gathered from the tree. These barrels should be gently shaken while filling, and the head closely pressed in ; they are then placed in a cool shady exposure under a shed open to the air, or on the north side of a building, protected by...
Page 152 - It is no longer doubted," says this learned naturalist, in his Essay on New Spain, " it is no longer doubted among botanists, that maize, or Turkey corn, is a true American grain, and that the old continent received it from the new.
Page 5 - Farming may be so conducted as to be made profitable, or merely to afford a living, or to run out the farm. Taking the land as it averages in the State, this depends more on the farmer than on the soil.
Page 8 - Nothing is foreign: parts relate to whole; One all-extending, all-preserving soul Connects each being, greatest with the least; Made beast in aid of man, and man of beast; All served, all serving: nothing stands alone: The chain holds on, and where it ends, unknown.
Page 86 - Differing from most uther crops, the onion grows well, on the same land, for an indefinite number of years. Instances of continued appropriation of the same pieces of land to the growing of onions, for ten, fifteen, twenty, and even thirty years, have come to our knowledge. It is the opinion of many that the crop is better, after the land has been thus used a few years, than at first. Whether this arises from any influence of the crop upon the soil, or is the effect of continued dressing of manures,...
Page 87 - ... only. There are some facts tending to show, that occasional deep stirring of the soil does no harm to the onion crop, but, on the contrary, is decidedly beneficial. As, for instance, onions do better where carrots have grown the year preceding, than after any other crop. The carrot necessarily starts the soil to the depth often or twelve inches.

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