The Forcing Garden, or How to Grow Early Fruits, Flowers, and Vegetables : With Plans and Estimates Showing the Best and Most Economical Way of Building Glass-Houses, Pits, and Frames for the Various Classes (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Forcing Garden, or How to Grow Early Fruits, Flowers, and Vegetables: With Plans and Estimates Showing the Best and Most Economical Way of Building Glass-Houses, Pits, and Frames for the Various Classes I have studied for a long time the functionary con struction and the active properties of plants, especially the vine, and I think I may say that I have found that warmth combined with moisture at the roots are the necessary conditions for well-coloured and fine fruit, an abundance of oxygen among the branches being likewise necessary for a good crop of fruit for the coming year. On these principles I have established my sharp angles and vine border-protector. I believe it will be found that The Asparagus Pit, ' The Lily of the Valley and Christmas Rose Pit, ' The Gooseberry House, ' The Potato House, ' 'the Pea Frame, ' and The Wall Peach Screens, ' will recommend themselves, and be regarded as something new, and of some importance in their various capacities. The method of getting large onions, and in greater numbers will doubtless be a novelty with many persons. My method of glazing with clips, ' will be found equal if not superior to most others; and the plans, and careful estimates attached to the various arrange ments for building, glazing, and heating, will I hope meet the wants of the horticultural enquirer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.