Transactions of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, for the Year, 1880

Transactions of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, for the Year, 1880 : Comprising Essays and Remarks, at Stated Weekly Meetings; Also, the Annual Reports of the Librarian, and of the Secretary (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Transactions of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, for the Year, 1880: Comprising Essays and Remarks, at Stated Weekly Meetings; Also, the Annual Reports of the Librarian, and of the Secretary The object sought to be obtained when manure is applied to land, is to furnish the requisite plant food for the crop then growing, or to be grown. The only other effects produced would be the mechanical subdivision and lightening up of the soil by which the air and water from the rains could more easily penetrate the soil and render the plant food therein soluble, and also the shade produced by the mulching of the surface roots, which is often beneficial to plant growth. The difference between good and poor land is in the amount of available plant food contained in the foot or two of the surface soil and its mechanical condition of fineness. Suppose two lots of sandy loam with the same ex posure; the ability of each lot to produce a crop would depend upon the amount of soluble plant food contained in the soil, and also upon the fineness of the particles of the soil itself; the finer the better, because the roots can penetrate better in the fine than in the coarse, and it will retain the water better and hold the plant by its roots firmer. The same rule would apply also to any other soils. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 024326223X
  • 9780243262236