The New American Gardener: Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of Fruits and Vegetables; Including Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Grape-vines, Silk, Strawberries, &c. &c
J. B. Russell, 1828 - 306 pages
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Page 2 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks...
Page 5 - ... some fruits of it, and at the same time to behold others ripening, and others budding; to see all his fields and gardens covered with the beauteous creatures of his own industry; and to see, like God, that all his works are good.
Page 16 - which relishes fruit, is seldom pleased with strong fermented liquors ; and as feeble causes, continually acting, ultimately produce extensive effects, the supplying the public with fruit at a cheap rate, would have a tendency to operate favorably, both on the physical and moral health of the people.
Page 294 - 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 78 - that more than one hundred men, during a siege, were kept alive for nearly two months, without any other sustenance than a little of this gum taken sometimes into the mouth, and suffered gradually to dissolve.
Page 115 - November, the glasses being previously filled with pure water, so that the bottom of the bulb may just touch the water. Then place them for the first ten days in a dark room, to promote the shooting of the roots ; after which, expose them to the light and sun as much as possible. They will blossom without the aid of the sun ; but the colors of the flowers will be inferior.
Page 14 - Apples, after remaining on the trees as long as safety from the frost will admit, should be taken directly from the trees to close casks, and kept dry and cool as possible. If suffered to lie on a floor for weeks, they wither and lose their flavour, without acquiring any additional durability.
Page 235 - In the spring, when the blossoms are out, clear away the dirt so as to expose the root of the tree, to the depth of three inches; surround the tree with straw about three feet long, applied lengthwise, so that it may have a covering, one inch thick, which extends to the bottom of the hole, the...
Page 159 - ... which plant a row of sets across the bed at nine inches apart, each way, with their crowns upright ; afterwards dig the next trench the same width and depth, turning the earth into the first trench, over the row of sets ; thus proceeding, trench after trench, to the end. Where more than the produce of one bed is required for the supply of the family for twelve months, the third bed is next to be...