The American Kitchen Gardener: Containing Practical Directions for the Culture of Vegetables ; Also, Garden Fruits, Strawberry, Raspberry, Gooseberry, Currants, Melons, &c., &c

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C.M. Saxton, 1856 - Vegetable gardening - 120 pages

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Page vi - I shall only instance in one delight more, the most natural and best natured of all others, a perpetual companion of the husbandman: and that is, the satisfaction of looking round about him, and seeing nothing but the effects and improvements of his own art and diligence; to be always gathering of...
Page 113 - Let the bowls, either lead or wood, be kept constantly clean, and well scalded with boiling water, before using. When the milk is brought into the dairy, to every eight quarts mix one quart of boiling water ; then put up the milk into the bowls to stand for cream.
Page 70 - Antidote to poisonous sorts: all fungi should be used with great caution, for even the edible garden mushrooms possess deleterious qualities when grown in certain places. All the edible species should be thoroughly masticated before taken into the stomach, as this greatly lessens the effects of poisons. When accidents of this sort happen, vomiting should be immediately excited, and then the vegetable acids should be given, either vinegar, lemon juice, or that of sour apples; after which give ether...
Page 3 - Or Practical Notes on Country Residences, Villas, Public Parks, and Gardens. By CHARLES HJ SMITH, Landscape Gardener and Garden Architect, etc., etc. I2mo. .... $2.00 SMITH. — The Dyer's Instructor: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of Dyeing Silk, Cotton, Wool, and Worsted, and Woolen Goods ; containing nearly 800 Receipts.
Page 70 - The garden mushroom is eaten fresh, either stewed or boiled, and preserved, as a pickle, or in powder, or dried whole. The sauce commonly called 'ketchup' is or ought to be made from its juice with salt and spices. Wild mushrooms from old pastures are generally considered as more delicate in flavor and more tender in flesh than those raised in artificial beds. But in the young or butter mushrooms of the cultivated mushrooms there is evidently much less risk of deleterious kinds being employed.
Page 58 - ... on a slight hot-bed, the beginning of April, or in March ; and towards the latter part of May, they should be planted in a rich, warm piece of ground, at the distance of two feet and a half asunder, every way, for the purple, or two feet for the white kind ; and if kept clean, and a little earth be drawn up to their stems, when about a foot high, they will produce plenty of fruit. Or, the seed may be sown about the end of April, on a warm border, and planted out finally the beginning of June...
Page 5 - Recipes and Valuable Information In reference to Farm and Dairy management, whereby every man can be his own Cattle Doctor. The principles taught in this work are, that all Medication shall be subservient to Nature — that all Medicines must be sanative in their operation, and administered with a view of aiding the vital powers, instead of depressing, as heretofore, with the lancet or by poison. By G.
Page 5 - ADDRESSED TO THE INDUSTRIOUS AND ECONOMICAL ONLY ; containing Simple and Practical Directions for Cultivating Plants and Flowers: also, Hints for the Management of Flowers in Rooms, with brief Botanical Descriptions of Plants and Flowers. The whole in plain and simple language. By LOUISA JOHNSON.

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