A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls: To which is Added a Descriptive Account of an Improved Method of Planting and Managing the Roots of Grape Vines

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W.D. Ticknor, 1845 - 192 pagine

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Pagina 19 - Introduction ; Observations on the present Method of Cultivating Grape Vines on open Walls ; on the capability and extent of the Fruit-bearing Powers of the Vine; on Aspect: on Soil ; on Manure ; on the Construction of Walls ; on the Propagation of Vines ; on the Pruning of Vines; on the Training of Vines; on the Management of a Vine during the first five years of its growth; Weekly Calendarial...
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Pagina 96 - ... manure must be laid over the ground, as far as the roots extend ; and if the weather be very severe, it will be better also to cover over the stem to the depth of five or six inches above the top of it. The young plant being thus well protected from the severity of the winter, may remain in this state till the first of March. SECOND YEAR. March 1st. Remove the covering, and fork up the surface of the ground, to the depth of two or three inches, that the sun and air may freely penetrate it. April...
Pagina 60 - ... of time, unless there be some local impediment ; and in this aspect, therefore, the lower part of the wall will always enjoy an increased degree of warmth from the reflection of the ground. Hence, grapes growing within two or three feet of the bottom of a wall facing the south, will, in general, ripen from ten days to a fortnight earlier than those growing on the upper part of it. There is a disadvantage, however, in training grapes near the ground, as it respects their remaining on the vine...
Pagina 20 - Nor let it be supposed that this estimate is madehypothetically ; on the contrary, it is the result of actual inspection and careful observation, and is considerably within the mark as to the quantity of grapes that might be annually grown. Every moderate-sized dwelling-house, having a garden and a little walling attached to it, may with ease be made to produce yearly a quarter of a ton weight of grapes, leaving a sufficient portion of its surface for the production of other fruit...
Pagina 61 - ... great distance apart, an astonishing quantity of grapes may be thus annually grown on a small extent of ground, by the erection of a few walls of this description, built parallel to, and not far distant from each other. The best materials for the construction of vine-walls are, without doubt, bricks, as they present a more even surface than can be obtained from walls built of any other description of materials ; and evenness of surface is a quality that cannot be dispensed with. It is not only...

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