Congressional Edition Volume 2799

Congressional Edition Volume 2799

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...it, or, in other words, at the edge of the ridges. Later, one or two baskets of any kind of manure are distributed around each tree; this may be done in April, which is the best month for doing it, but at any other time it may also be effected. The necessary irrigation and weeding must be strictly attended to, so as to preserve the orangery in good condition, and should any tree bear fruit, this should be plucked. Third year.--In this year the young roots of the orange trees have reached as far as the ridges and the trees commence bearing fruit, which should be plucked as soon as salable, before Christmas, if possible, so as to be able to work the soil in February. There are some who counsel the plucking of the fruit as soon as it appears on the trees, without waiting to derive pecuniary advantage from it, leaving this for the following year. The ridges are now broken down, the whole superficies irrigated, and hormigueros are made. At a distance of a meter from the trunk of each tree small holes are dug with a spade, and after placing 2 or 3 pounds of guano in each they are covered up. After doing this the hormigueros are spread over tho surface, the soil is irrigated, and at the opportune moment the ground half way between the trees is plowed, great care being taken that the plow does not touch the roots; the earth all round the tree must be well weeded and loosened to about the depth of 2 inches. Watering, plowing, and weeding throughout the year. Fourth year.--From the previous year, the cultivation to be given to the orange tree when in a state of productiou has already commenced. The fruit is plucked as soon as possible. Hormigueros are not made this year. The soil is dug up or plowed from twice to four times, and is manured. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748085
  • 9781236748089