Special Crops Volume 9

Special Crops Volume 9

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...reasons why sawdust is recommended for use. We would not discourage the use of sawdust because we use leaves. We use sawdust just the same. We mulch with sawdust and then leaves on top. Mr. Huff: Until I went to mulching with sawdust I had weeds to contend with. Mr. Roof: The next topic is one to be responded to by our friend Ferris. These two topics run together and I think'we had better listen to Mr. Ferris. Are we going to extremes in the use of Saw-dust, Swamp-muck, Etc., for mulching? JOHN L. FERRIS, PLAINWELL. I have had but two years' experience in the use of sawdust for mulching, and feel that I have much to learn upon the subject and feel that I shall learn many things about mulching during this convention. I have also learned during the past year that methods and practices that will work to perfection in one garden will not do at all in another garden. I undertook to mulch with clear sawdust and designed to use nothing else in this garden. I think now that it would be better to use buckwheat straw or forest leaves in connection with the sawdust. We have had a good deal cf trouble with sawdust blowing off the beds when applied in the fall after planting the roots, as we have no beards at the sides of the beds and the beds are from six to eight inches higher in the middle than at the edge. Another difficulty I have had the past season is with the sawdust washing out of the paths, as we are using the slanting roof which runs a large part of the water into the paths. When there came a heavy shower, the mulch in the paths floated down to the lower side of the garden. Next season I will have the paths filled with buckwheat straw. WTiere a garden is located on level ground, there will be no troub'c with washing of the paths. As to whether...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562186
  • 9781236562180