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The Horticultural register (v. 2)


The Horticultural register (v. 2)

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    Joseph Harrison
Excerpt from book: ARTICLE IV. THE CULTIVATION OF THE ONION IN PORTUGAL BY JAMES TRIMMER, ESQ. T. I.. I. Since my communication on the cultivation of the onion in Portugal under the signature of "J. T." Vol. 1, p 724 I have been furnished by a friend, who has resided much in that country, with an account of the process which differs in some respects, from what I there stated. The onions are sown in Portugal about Febuary, and as soon as they are strong enough, transplanted nine inches apart every way. In planting them out, care is taken not to insert the bulb too deep into the earth so that not more than half of the bulb at most is covered by the ground and thus left free to enlarge itself. The soil chosen is the lightest and in the coolest situation that can be had, for either a heavy or a hot soil occasions rankness in the onions. The next point is irrigation and in that great perservance and attention is requisite: the whole bed has little channels nine inches apart cut between all the rows of onions both ways, figure I. The bed is formed with a little slope, so that the water finds its way through all the channels, and thus each seperate onion is surrounded on every side by water, and the roots continually feed with moisture which swells the bulb and renders it of a milder flavour, qualities in which the onions grown in Portugal greatly exceed those raised in our own country. The onions are only watered by means of the 'channels, as the common mode of watering hardens the surface of the ground in hot dry weather, and this rather retards the growth of the plants. James Trimmer. 6 6 6 6 A 6 ARTICLE V. PLAN OF A PINE PIT WITHOUT THE USE OF FIRE. BY T. i. KMivl.vs, ESQ. The following plan for a pinery in which pines may be grown and fruited to great perfe...  
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