Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India Volume 4

Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India Volume 4

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... to them. December, (Aghun and Poos.) The wheat sowing having commenced at the latter end of November continues the whole of this month, and onwards till the end of January. It is sown broad caste, the sower carrying the seed in a box the size of a peck measure under his left arm. The lands to be sown with mustard seed, and upland rice now receive a preparatory delving, pulverization and arrival. The rice harvest is concluded early thismonth. The sugar-cane cutting commenced in November, is terminated by the middle of the month, buried in pits and disinterred as required for making goor, (soft sugar), beans and salads sown during the months, hill potatoes, young garlic, and radishes abundant in the bazars, and the gardens yield turnips, carrots, beet root, cauliflower, cabbages, spin The era by which time is reckoned in Nepaul, is that of Vikramajeet called Sumvat or Sumbut. To this era (see Prinsep's table) "the lunisolar system is exclusively adopted. To convert Sumbut into Christan years subtract 57, unless they are less than 58, in which case deduct the amount from 58, and the result will be the date, B. C." age, celery, and other salads. Oranges grown in the valley of the sweet and bitter varieties, now in full season and of delicious quality, limes and lemons of various kinds and superior flavour most abundant, as well as plantains and pine apples, (the latter getting out of season), from Noakote and other neighbouring vallies. January, (Poos and Maugh.) The wheat sowing terminates, and the sowing of the mustard seed commences towards the end of the month. Successive crops of garlic, and radish sown. The cultivator's time chiefly occupied in fallowing and manuring upland rice grounds. The goor making continues all this month....show more

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  • 9781236636119