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Macmillan, 1917 - Strawberries - 325 pages

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Page 142 - Food," as amended by act of March 3, 1913.) (a) Except as otherwise provided by this regulation, the quantity of the contents, in all cases of food, if in package form, must be plainly and conspicuously marked, in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count, on the outside of the covering or container usually delivered to consumers.
Page 281 - The gilliflower also, the skilful do know, Doth look to be covered in frost and in snow: The knot and the border, and rosemary gay, Do crave the like succour, for dying away.
Page 66 - ... available. Some varieties require deeper soil than others. The following extract from the report of the New York Experiment Station for 1883 is in point: "A plant of the Triomphe de Gand strawberry, the roots of which we washed out August 13, had roots extending nearly vertically downwards to the depth of twenty-two inches. The horizontal roots were few and short, the longest being traceable but six inches. The greater part of the roots extended nearly perpendicularly downwards, and nearly all...
Page 64 - ... applied in the form of commercial fertilizers. No definite rule can be given for the kind or quantity of fertilizer to be applied, as this varies with the crop and soil. In most cases it is safe to apply 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of a high-grade fertilizer to the acre. One analyzing 2 to 4 per cent nitrogen, 8 per cent phosphoric acid, and 6 to 8 per cent potash should give good results if the soil is well supplied with humus. This fertilizer may be secured already prepared Flo.
Page 130 - ... perfect varieties produced 841 quarts, while the 66 imperfect varieties produced 510 quarts. After making the necessary corrections for one section of the plot in which the rows were of double length and one in which the rows were half the usual length, the average yield from each 18 ft. row of perfect varieties was 5.47 quarts and from each row of the same length of the imperfect varieties was 7.19 quarts. In a measure, this difference in yield between the perfect and imperfect flowered varieties...
Page 133 - Early, an early bloomer, 69 per cent of the total crop was gathered in the first six pickings.
Page 71 - ... before the plants appear. It should be kept up at frequent Intervals throughout the growing seasons, not only to destroy weeds, but to conserve the moisture in the soil by maintaining a dust mulch and to liberate plant food by breaking up the soil particles. The crust which is formed by heavy rains should be broken as soon as the soil is dry enough to work. TOOLS FOR THE GARDEN. Money spent for the proper kind of tools for the garden is well invested since they reduce the cost of its care and...
Page 62 - Cuban soils a fertilizer containing 3 per cent nitrogen, 10 per cent phosphoric acid, and 10 per cent potash has been recommended, fifteen to twenty-five pounds a year , being given to mature trees.

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