American Agriculturist Volume 2

American Agriculturist Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... to the growth of the plants and herbs. Seven to twelve parts of water should be added to one of the gas liquor, according to its strength. White hellebore will destroy the gooseberry caterpillar; also a mixture of fresh soot and ashes scattered over the bushes early in the morning, when the dew is on, or just after a rain. It is important that the soot and ashes be fresh and strong, otherwise they do no good. The mixture likewise is of assistance to the growth of the bush and fruit. Fastolf Raspberry.--This fruit seems to merit all the commendations heretofore bestowed upon it. It is of great size, and of a rich flavor, far exceeding other new large varieties; the plants bear abundantly, and in long succession. The American Agriculturist.--We see a handsome notice of our periodical, and quotations from it in the Gardener's Chronicle, for which we are greatly obliged. The Chronicle is edited by Professor Lindley, and has the largest circulation of any horticultural paper in England. It is the most varied in its contents, and upon the whole, we think the best and most able periodical of the kind in Europe. The Gardener's Magazine, edited by Professor Loudon, stands next. Both are highly worthy of the patronage of the American public, as will be seen by our frequent quotations from them under head of Foreien Agricultural News. Athen.eum.--The Respiration of Leans.--From numerous experiments, Mr. Pepys finds that in leaves which are in a state of vigorous health, vegetation is always operating to restore the surrounding atmospheric air to its natural condition, by the absorption of carbonic acid and the disengagement of oxygen: that this action is promoted by the influence of light, but that it continues to be exerted, although more slowly, even more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580613
  • 9781236580610