The Propagation of Plants: Giving the Principles which Govern the Development and Growth of Plants, Their Botanical Affinities and Peculiar Properties; Also, Descriptions of the Process by which Varieties and Species are Crossed Or Hybridized, and the Many Different Methods by which Cultivated Plants May be Propagated and Multiplied

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Orange Judd Company, 1887 - Plant propagation - 339 pages

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Page 1 - THE PROPAGATION OF PLANTS; giving the principles which govern the development and growth of plants, their botanical affinities and peculiar properties...
Page 143 - Hamilton (Ib., x. 368, 453,) and others, that they have found decided advantages from the employment of this substance. Theoretically it would seem that the effects described ought to be produced, but general experience does not confirm them; and it may be conceived that the rapid abstraction of carbon, by the presence of an unnaturally large quantity of oxygen, may produce effects as injurious to the health of the seed, as its too slow destruction in consequence of the languor of the vital principle.
Page 212 - The stronger division of the graft is then to be pared thin at its lower extremity, and introduced, as in crown-grafting, between the bark and wood of the stock ; and the more slender division is fitted to the stock upon the opposite side. The...
Page 203 - Add to it an ounce of beef tallow, and stir it well. Take it from the fire, let it cool down a little, and then mix with it a...
Page 42 - ... rejected. Thus, if a grain of Wheat, and a Pea, be grown in the same soil, the former will obtain for itself all the silex or flinty matter, which the water can dissolve ; and it is the deposition of this in the stem, which gives to all the Grasses so much firmness.* On the other hand the Pea will reject this, and will take up whatever calcareous substances (or those formed of lime and its compounds) the water of the soil contains, — these being rejected by the Wheat.
Page 212 - The scion, or graft, which should not exceed in diameter half that of the stock, is then to be divided longitudinally, about two inches upwards from its lower end, into two unequal divisions, by passing the knife upwards, just in contact with one side of the medulla. The stronger division of the...
Page 188 - The cutting portion extends about one-third around the end of the blade, and about twothirds of its length, leaving the lower part dull.
Page 212 - Herefordshire ; but it is never attempted till the usual season of grafting is past, and till the bark is readily detached from the alburnum. The head of the stock is then taken off, by a single stroke of the knife, obliquely...
Page 202 - At the same time, melt 9 ounces of tallow ; pour the latter into the former, while both are hot, and stir the mixture thoroughly. Then add 18 ounces of red ochre, dropping it in gradually and stirring the mixture at the same time. 15. Black pitch, 28 parts ; Burgundy pitch, 28 parts; beeswax, Hi parts ; grease, 14 parts ; yellow ochre, 14 parts.

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