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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...are so short, that the buds often swell prematurely, and are destroyed by frost, even before the opening of spring. But when the ...
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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...are so short, that the buds often swell prematurely, and are destroyed by frost, even before the opening of spring. But when the trees bear, they are loaded with immense quantities of fine fruit. Quinces, cherries, and plums, succeed well; and the same remark will apply to the gooseberry, the currant, the strawberry, and the raspberry, all of which except the currant, are indigenous. We have seen all these fruits growing in great perfection; and in no instance have we seen much art bestowed on their culture--scarcely any beyond the act of planting. With respect to garden vegetables, we speak from experience.--The writer of this article, spent most of his leisure hours, for several years, in the cultivation of a large garden; and the remarks now submitted, are the result of careful observation. A very voluminous western writer has said, that " under this powerful sun, all the roots and vegetables are more tasteless than those of the north. It is instantly perceived that the onion is more mild, the blood beet less deeply colored; and this thing holds good, as far as my experience goes, in the whole vegetable creation. Take every thing into consideration, this is not so good a country for gardens." " Cabbages and peas, owing to the burning heat of the sun, and the dryness of the seasons, are inferior in quality and abundance." It is to be remarked, that horticulture is an art which is seldom carried to any degree of perfection, except in populous and wealthy neighborhoods. The finest gardens are always found in the vicinity of large cities. Farmers have no time to expend in furnishing their tables with mere luxuries. Nothing requires more unremitting care, or more severe labor, than a garden; they are, therefore, usually found in...
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1838 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Notes On The Western States: Containing Descriptive Sketches Of Their Soil, Climate, Resources, And Scenery. Hall, James. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Notes On The Western States: Containing Descriptive Sketches Of Their Soil, Climate, Resources, And Scenery. Hall, James. Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1838. Subject: Steam-navigation, Mississippi River.
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