The Gardener's Magazine, and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement, Volume 16

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840
 

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Page 95 - Elements of Agricultural Chemistry ; in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture, delivered between 1802 and 1812.
Page 94 - OF VALUING RENTS AND TILLAGES, And the Tenant's Right of Entering and Quitting Farms, explained by several Specimens of Valuations; and Remarks on the Cultivation pursued on Soils in different Situations. Adapted to the Use of Landlords. Land-Agents, Appraisers, Farmers, and Tenants.
Page 92 - Theory and Practice of Horticulture ; or, an Attempt to explain the principal Operations of Gardening upon Physiological Grounds: Being the Second Edition of the Theory of Horticulture, much enlarged ; with 98 Woodcuts.
Page 267 - WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY ; or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.
Page 626 - Vegetable and animal substances deposited in the soil, as is shown by universal experience, are consumed during the process of vegetation ; and they can only nourish the plant by affording solid matters capable of being dissolved by water, or gaseous substances capable of being...
Page 328 - Bodens, undertakes to be a courier. Indeed, Tom, you have betrayed yourself too soon ! Mr. Grenville, your friend, your patron, your benefactor, who raised you from a depth, compared to which even Bradshaw's family stands on an eminence, was hardly cold in his grave, when you solicited the office of go-between to Lord North. You could not, in my eyes, be more contemptible, though you were convicted (as I dare say you might be) of having constantly betrayed him in his lifetime. Since I know your employment,...
Page 301 - For some days, the only apparent difference was that the earth continued damp under the green and blue fluids, whereas it rapidly dried under the red and yellow. The plumula burst the cuticle in the blue and green lights, before any change was evident in the other parts. After ten days, under the blue fluid there was a crop of cress, of as bright a green as any which grew in full light, and far more abundant.
Page 510 - Hibiscus militaris, not only the cells of the bark, hut especially those of the pith, were so completely broken up, that it was difficult to obtain a thin slice of those parts for examination. In no case, however, have I found any kind of tissue ruptured, except the soft cellular dodecahedral or prismatical. It would also seem that M. Payen recognises the laceration of tissue by frost, for he ascribes the acridity of frozen potatoes to an extravasation of the acrid matter which exists in the...
Page 627 - Humus acts in the same manner in a soil permeable to air as in the air itself; it is a continued source of carbonic acid, which it emits very slowly. An atmosphere of carbonic acid, formed at the expense of the oxygen of the air, surrounds every particle of decaying humus. The cultivation of land, by tilling and loosening the soil, causes a free and unobstructed access of air. An atmosphere of carbonic acid is therefore contained in every fertile soil, and is the first and most important food for...
Page 607 - Mag., t. 3849) had carefully noticed the growth of the flower-bud of Musas in this country in 1840. He says : — " The flower-bud, as I have proved by cutting down full-grown plants of Musa rosacea and Cavendishii, and I think also of M.

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