General View of the Agriculture of Hampshire; Including the Isle of Wight

General View of the Agriculture of Hampshire; Including the Isle of Wight

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...about two acres and a half. The fruit was generally gathered in October; and the quantity of wine produced any one season during the seven years, did not at any time exceed half a hogshead: the usual quantity varied from 16 to Sftgallons. The quality of the wine was of a rough inferior nature, but the total miscarriage of the vineyard is ascribed principally to the lateness of the kind of?6? CHAP. VIII. GRASS LAND. MnAonfrs.--rThoae of the greatest extent and rake are found along the respective water-courses iu the county. In the woodland par of tbe county, the proportion belwetn the enclosed, cultivated, arable, and grass land, is stated about Oik-seventh of the latter to sixsevenths of the former. A cold moory soil, upon a brown and yellow clay veined with sand and gravel, gives to most of the low lands in this district a wet and backward character, with a correspondent coarse and sour herbage. Some exceptions (here certainly are to this statement; but these, whether forming the sides of hills, or lying low in vallies, owe the superiority they may possess, chiefly to the judicious relief which may have been afforded to them by draining in such places. It would seem ia a country of this description, that many opportunities would offer for applying its native waters to the flowing of the lower grounds. Advantages of this nature are certainly to be met with in many places, but the inhabitants, generally, do not seem to appreciate them justly. In many places where irrigation has been attempted, the indispensable preparation of a previous draining has been omitted. This has uniformly contributed to male bad worse, and the system itself has thus been unjusdy disgraced and reprobated. The The moory substance which composes tjle soil of many of these...
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679652
  • 9781236679659