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Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches, and a synopsis of the vegetable kingdom . nd on the succeeding day, after the surface of thesoil has been raked over, cover to the depth of 2 incheswith half-decayed cow-manure. With frequentwaterings during thesummer and the re-moval of weeds, theywill need no more at-tention until the ap-proach of cool weather,when they sh

Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches, and a synopsis of the vegetable kingdom . nd on the succeeding day, after the surface of thesoil has been raked over, cover to the depth of 2 incheswith half-decayed cow-manure. With frequentwaterings during thesummer and the re-moval of weeds, theywill need no more at-tention until the ap-proach of cool weather,when they sh Stock Photo
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Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants, descriptions of the species of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants sold in the United States and Canada, together with geographical and biographical sketches, and a synopsis of the vegetable kingdom . nd on the succeeding day, after the surface of thesoil has been raked over, cover to the depth of 2 incheswith half-decayed cow-manure. With frequentwaterings during thesummer and the re-moval of weeds, theywill need no more at-tention until the ap-proach of cool weather,when they should belifted, sized, and pot-ted ; however, at thisseason, if wet weatherh a s predominated,some of the bulbs willbe in a semi-dormantRtaje, while the ma-jority will yet be inactive growth. Hereis the drawback to thismethod : the roots arelarge and fleshy, theytake up considerableroom in a 6- or 7-inchpot, and the soil can-not be evenly distrib-uted amongst them,neither can it be madeas firm as it should be.The result is the par-tial decay of the rootsand leaves, and in thespring,when the flowerscapes appear, they are developed at the expense of thebulb, through having insufficient roots to take up nour-ishment from the soil. The flowers which are producedare small, few in number, and do not show what the. 77. Amaryllis Belladonna. Amaryllis is capable of. To partly ameliorate these con-ditions, the bulbs in active growth at lifting time maybe heeled-in on a greenhouse bench until they gradu-ally ripen, taking care that some of the soil is retainedon the roots; otherwise the ripening process is altogethertoo rapid, so that the roots and leaves suddenly lose theirrobust nature, become flabby, and eventually die. Forthis method, it can be said that a larger number of bulbscan be grown with less trouble than by the pot method,but neither bulbs nor flowers compare in size with thosekept in pots the year round. For the purpose of simplyincreasing stock, the outdoor method is to be