The American Gardener's Calendar

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B. Graves, No. 40, North Fourth Street, 1806 - Gardening - 648 pages
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Page 272 - As the growth of the tree will gradually af" feet the plaster, by raising up its edges next the " bark, care should be taken where that happens "to rub it over with the finger when occasion may " require (which is best done when moistened by " rain), that the plaster may be kept whole, to " prevent the air and wet from penetrating into
Page 272 - Then take a quantity of dry powder of wood-ashes mixed with a sixth part of the same quantity of the ashes of burnt bones ; put it into a tin box with holes in the top, and shake the powder on the surface of the plaster till the whole is covered...
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Page 452 - Dig each trench a moderate spade deep, laying the dug out earth equally on each side, between the trenches ; lay three inches deep of very rotten dung in the bottom of each trench, then pare the sides and dig the dung and parings with an inch or two of the loose mould at bottom, incorporating all well together, and put in the plants.
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