Manual of field gardening, or, Belgian agriculture made easy, containing the routine of certain field garden operations in Sussex and Yorkshire in 1843 and 1844 [by J. Nowell].

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Seite 1 - This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
Seite 113 - A vine-dresser had two daughters and a vineyard ; when his oldest daughter was married, he gave her a third of his vineyard for a portion, notwithstanding which he had the same quantity of fruit as formerly. When his youngest daughter was married, he gave her half of what remained ; still the produce of his vineyard was undiminished. This...
Seite 35 - She next sows the wheat upon the surface, and then takes up the potatoes with a three-pronged fork, and by the same operation the wheat-seed is covered deep. She leaves it quite rough, and the winter frost mellows the earth, and by its falling down in the spring it adds vigour to the wheat plants. She has pursued this alternate system of cropping for several years, •without any diminution of produce. The potatoe crop only has manure. In 1804, a year very noted for mildew, she had...
Seite 4 - All things without, which round about we see, We seek to know, and how therewith to do; But that whereby we reason, live, and be, Within ourselves we strangers are thereto. We seek to know the moving of each sphere, And the strange cause of th...
Seite 47 - Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Seite 55 - ... mixes no water with it, or who fails also to employ some neutralizing substance to combine with the ammonia which is produced in so great a degree during the summer, suffers a loss of manure which exceeds all belief ! It is indeed only a gaseous substance, and not a solid material visible to the eye, which thus escapes and is lost ; but for all that it is of greater importance to the nourishment of plants than perhaps any other portion of the excrements.
Seite 35 - For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

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