The A.B.C. of Cloche Gardening

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Read Books, 2008 - Gardening - 184 pages
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The A.B.C. of Cloche Gardening. By W.E. Shewell-Cooper. It is a pity that the French term Cloche was ever applied to this definitely English method of crop production. Continuous cloches are merely glass tents or barns which fit neatly end to end and cover rows of plants- they act, in fact, as low as greenhouses, and instead of taking the plants to the glass house, as is normally the case, you take the glass house to the plants. We proved at the horticultural training centre that continuous cloches made all the difference to soil warmth and therefore to earliness. Thus it is possible to get more crops per year from a piece of ground under cloches than without the use of these glass covers. The latest developments concerning soil warming under cloches are most interesting and prove that, with a little extra soil warmth provided by electricity, more can be done with continuous cloches in the winter than was previously thought possible. We can therefore honestly recommend continuous cloches to all those who want to increase production at any time Contents include: The continuous cloche- Soil preparation and manuring- Seed sowing and ventilating- Cropping, continuity, standardisation and watering- Planning and strip cropping- Root crops- Peas and beans- The cabbage family- Other vegetables- Salads- Tomatoes- Herbs- The more unusual vegetables- Fruits under cloches- Flowers- Convenient propagation- Pests and diseases- Sowing and cropping guide, The cloche handle and panel- Sowing and harvesting charts Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classicworks in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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