Suggestions for Work in Elementary Agriculture, Gardening and Farm Crops

Suggestions for Work in Elementary Agriculture, Gardening and Farm Crops

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...year and paste them into your note-book. As the vegetables grow, compare them with the description of the variety to see if they are true to type. 7. Compare the price of seeds purchased in bulk with the same quantity bought in packages. Which is the cheaper? 8. It may be interesting to look up how many years seeds of different varieties may be kept stored without losing their germinating qualities. The first accurate record of scientific seed selection was started on the island of Jersey, near the English Channel about 100 years ago. At that time a botan Origin of ist was visiting a farmer and found in his field Seed of wheat 23 different varieties of heads. The Selection farmer planted the grains from these different heads in separate plots and saved the seed from those plots which seemed better than others. This was the beginning of seed selection. If seed saved at home has_not been grown so that the varieties and types are pure, it is much better to buy good seed from men who have made a specialty of this seed saving work. The first rule in purchasing seed is to buy those produced by a reliable firm. Seed which is to remain true to type must be grown in plots where the plants are all alike. Today the best seed men have large trial grounds for testing the purity and quality of seeds and take great pains to prevent the mixing of varieties during growth and seed production. This makes sure to a high degree that the seed sold in packages will be true to the name on the package. A good gardener cannot afford to Buying Seed plant poor seed. In selecting seed for the garden, buy only named varieties. The gardener does not simply grow sweet corn. He grows Golden Bantam, Country Gentleman, or some other variety and he selects these for such...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933966
  • 9781236933966