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Identifier: fruitsvegetables00gard
Title: Fruits, vegetables and flowers, a non-technical manual for their culture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Gardner, Frank D. (Frank Duane), 1864-1963
Subjects: Fruit-culture. [from old catalog] Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog] Floriculture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia, Chicago, The John C. Winston company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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choke out desirable seedlings..fter the .seedlings have gotten started the trees overhead are graduallyremoved, the cuttings being located where light is needed for profx^r devel-opment of the yomig growth. When the l(>aves of {ho .seedlings turn ayellowi.ih-grecn, more light is needed and u few nearby trees should be cut. THE FARM WOODLOT 179 In regions where the sprout hardwoods are found (chestnut, oaksmaples, etc.), reproduction may be secured by clear cutting, allowing thewoodlot to spring up from stumps. The best time for sprout reproductionis under thirty years of age, but ordinarily good sprouting species willretain this quality until fifty or sixty years of age. This type of manage-ment, coppicing as it is called, should not be practiced too many times insuccession, as the soil becomes exhausted and the vitality of the standlowered. Pruning.—In certain parts of the East farmers have attempted tosecure a higher quality of lumber by artificially pruning coniferous stands.

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Good Work in Piling Brush. Advocates of this plan claim that the clear lumber thus produced willbring a sufficiently larger yield to pay for the cost of this intensive process.On the other hand, men who have sawed second growth white pine, whichwas artificially pruned, claim that loose knots are produced by too rapiddrying of the stub. If pruning is desirable to improve the looks of a pieceof woodland—to open up a vista beneath the crowns—it may be done, butlet the cost be charged against landscape improvement and not added tothe cost of the forest crop. Planting.—Where it is desired to cover an unsightly area or abandonedpasture with trees, planting may be resorted to, as the proper species are ISO SUCCESSFUL FARMING iiniupdiatcly started at the correct distance. The question is often raised,\hy is not natures method followed and seed scattered broadcast onthe soil? The answer is this: It has been found after repeated exi)eri-monts that broadcast seeding is not only extremely

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