The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture Volume 6

The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture Volume 6

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...from the sides of the pots so as to expose the roots to the air, and make more frequent watering necessary. Do not shade unless when very bright sun succeeds a dull time, and then only very slightly, so as to prevent the leaves from getting much browned; give weak guano-water to all well-rooted Pines in every stage, especially those swelling their fruit. Vines.--Let Vines, from which the Grapes are all cut, be kept as cool as possible, and give the foliage an occasional syringing, to keep it clean and healthy until it has done its work sufficiently to leave the Vines in good state for another season's crop. Where these have their roots in both inside and outside borders, leave a slight mulching over them to prevent drought from causing the soil to rend and crack. Keep Grapes that are perfectly ripe cool also by leaving air on all night. Do not let these early-forced Vines make fresh lateral growths, but remove at once every attempt at such. Crops now colouring should have more air both at the front and top lights, but do not withdraw moisture suddenly, but by degrees, between the time that colouring begins and is completed. Whenever those Vines that have a good portion of their roots in inside borders show indications of colouring, examine the border; if dry, give it a good watering with tepid water; and if not already mulched, let a thin mulching be applied to prevent evaporation. The same applies to outside borders, should the season be hot and dry. Crops that have stoned and taken the second swelling, should have their borders seen to in the same way. Shut them up early with sun-heat rising to 85 or 90 for a short time, but leave a little air on all night, and start the fires in time to prevent Muscats falling below 75, and other varieties...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678389
  • 9781236678386