The Practical Fruit, Flower And Vegetable Gardener's Companion; With Calendar

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byPatrick Neill

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... root-stock be divided, with a piece of stem adhering, there is little risk of failure. These plants come into flower at all seasons of the year. The blossoms of many are beautiful, and of the most curious structure; and some are fragrant. THE FORCING GARDEN is only a department, but an important one, of the Fruit Garden. The term forcing is strictly applicable only to those artificial processes by which vegetation is in a considerable degree accelerated; but in common language it has been applied to all those operations in which glazed frames or houses are concerned, though they may be employed merely in aiding the common progress of nature, or in counteracting the great vicissitudes of our climate. For the sake of convenience, we shall adopt the term in its broadest acceptation. After some preliminary observations, we shall first treat of the structures, and then of the fruits and vegetables which are cultivated in them. The principal object of hot-houses, and other structures of a similar nature, is to produce an artificial temperature and humidity of the atmosphere, which shall resemble, as nearly as possible, the climate in which the fruits or plants naturally flourish. A command of heat is obviously a primary requisite. A regulated admission of air, and the presence of a certain degree of moisture, are, in the next place, necessary. Lastly, without the free access of light, plants become blanched, or are destroyed by the moisture which they generate. These, then, are the conditions which limit the form of hot-houses; when these are attained, any form may be adopted which invention can devise, or wealth execute ; but every true lover of the art will aim at simplicity, and will deprecate useless expenditure, so often exhibited in this department, as ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... root-stock be divided, with a piece of stem adhering, there is little risk of failure. These plants come into flower at all ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217365515

ISBN - 13:9780217365512

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