The Florist's Directory; A Treatise on the Culture of Flowers to Which Is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils Manures, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 Excerpt: ...art of piping, much must depend on the discernment and prudence of the cultivator; there is no great danger to be apprehended from taking off the glasses for a few minutes, or half an hour, when it is cloudy, and the air rather warm and moist; but if no opportunities of this kind occur in due time, it should...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 Excerpt: ...art of piping, much must depend on the discernment and prudence of the cultivator; there is no great danger to be apprehended from taking off the glasses for a few minutes, or half an hour, when it is cloudy, and the air rather warm and moist; but if no opportunities of this kind occur in due time, it should be done early in the morning: and rather than to omit doing it entirely, it will be better to take the glasses off, if it is only for five minutes, turning them upside down on the path, in O order order to air them, and replacing them again over the plants; even this will be of great service, though not equal to a more effectual airing at favourable times, which, indeed, becomes more frequently necessary in proportion to the length of time the pipings have been upon the bed; but when once they begin to strike fibre, they will soon spindle up and become extremely weak, if not carefully attended to, viz. agreeably to the following directions, when their fibres are formed, which the additional verdure and growth of the plants will demonstrate, the glasses should be placed over them very lightly, in order that more air may be admitted; and when they become tolerably well rooted, the glasses being no longer necessary, should be entirely taken away: but it seldom happens that all the plants, under the same glass, strike root together; some are generally generally a few days or a week forwarder than the rest, as will be apparent by their superior growth and verdure: such ought to be carefully taken up and planted in small pots, For winter preservation, or they may be planted round the sides of large Carnation pots, filled with the compost, where they will soon make rapid progress; the remaining plants which are not sufficiently rooted for removal, must be cont...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150309427
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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