A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls: With a Descriptive Account of an Improved Method of Planting and Managing the Roots of Grape Vines : to which is Added, an Appendix Containing Remarks on the Culture of the Grape Vine in the United States

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H. Long and Brother, 1847 - 196 pagine
 

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Pagina 87 - ... shoots that have pushed from the spurs are trained at whole length as before, and so on annually in alternate succession. This method recommends itself by its simplicity, by the old wood of the vine being annually got rid of, by the small number of wounds inflicted in the pruning, by the clean and handsome appearance of the vine, and by the great ease with which it is managed, in consequence of its occupying but a small portion of the wall.
Pagina 9 - DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF A NEW METHOD of PLANTING and MANAGING the ROOTS of GRAPE VINES. By CLEMENT HOARE, Author of " A Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls.
Pagina 16 - It is not too much to assert, that the surface of the walls of every cottage of a medium size, that is applicable to the training of vines, is capable of producing, annually, as many grapes as would be worth half the amount of its rental.
Pagina 18 - Chemical examination has proved, that the young shoots, the tendrils, and the leaves of the vine, possess properties, and contain substances, exactly similar to the crude fruit. It was no unnatural conclusion that they might equally be used for the purposes of making wine. Experiments were accordingly instituted in France for this purpose, and they have been repeated here with success. From vine leaves, water, and sugar, wines have been thus produced, in no respect differing from the produce of the...
Pagina 156 - Prunings; on the Winter Management of the Vine ; on the Planting and Management of Vines in the public thoroughfares of towns ; Descriptive Catalogue of twelve sorts of Grapes most suitably adapted for Culture on open "Walls.
Pagina 22 - 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 79 - The vessels which yield this supply, becoming in consequence exhausted, are quickly filled by fluid from the parts below them, and in this manner the motion continues until it reaches the roots, the grand reservoir of the sap ; by which time the solar heat having penetrated the soil, the roots begin to feel its enlivening influence. The whole body of sap then begins to move upwards, and as soon as the quantity propelled is more than sufficient to distend all the vessels in the stem and the branches,...
Pagina 54 - K* sufficient portion of the sun's rays to elaborate the juices of the plant. The truth is, that the roots of the vine possess an extraordinary power of adapting themselves to any situation in which they may be planted, provided it be a dry one. They will ramble in every direction in search after food, and extract nourishment from sources apparently the most barren. In short, they...
Pagina 14 - From the remotest records of antiquity, the vine has been celebrated in all ages as the type of plenty and the symbol of happiness. The pages of Scripture abound with allusions to the fertility of the. vine as emblematical of prosperity ; and it is emphatically declared, in describing the peaceful and flourishing state of the kingdom of Israel during the reign of Solomon, that " Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba.
Pagina 53 - If a wider and deeper space be made, it will of course be better, but if not, that will do. After the sides and bottom have been loosened as much as possible, the vine may be planted, and the hole filled up with two-thirds of rich loamy earth, and one-third of road scrapings previously mixed well together ; and if necessary, the surface covering, whether of stone, brick, or otherwise, may be restored again to its former state, provided a space of about six inches square, be left open for the stem...

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