The Natural and Agricultural History of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog; To Which Are Annexed Corroborative Writings, Correspondence and Observations.

 
9781130482621: The Natural and Agricultural History of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog; To Which Are Annexed Corroborative Writings, Correspondence and Observations.
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...destroyed Mr GRzEME's barley. Nay, we are glad to take notice of this accident, as a corroborating proof of what we have seen on this moss, that, where it has been earthed, two years ago, but not sown, it is now as full of natural white clover and other grass, as any field generally is in twice that time. Hence, we are of opinion that the moss would, when well earthed (which, in Mr GR1EME's way, is performed This naturally brings us to consider the charge of the husbandry practised on this new soil. When we first saw Mr GR£EhIE'S works, and his-set of utensils entirely different from those commonly in at an easy expence), hold out a long time in good use, we imagined that any thing so uncommon, mustbe very expensive. But now, on a narrower inquiry, and by frequent conversations with Mr GRJEME and his workmen, we are well assured that,hismethod of husbandry is the cheapest, and his fields Imore easily laboured than any in this country; The detail of his utensils, and the methods of using them, are foreign to our present purpose, and may be better learned on the spot than from any thing we can say of them. In order to convince this meeting that the Committee were not willing to take any thing on trust, we were not satisfied even with Mr GR1EME's ac F1r--"lL count of his expence and method of husbandry, much less with that of his workmen. The Com mittee, therefore, determined to examine some of the most understanding farmers in that neighbourhood, and who had been present ever since Mr GREME first broke ground in these fields, not in a cursory manner, but upon oath, with relation to the truth of Mr GR1EME's plan of culture, and the advantages he pretended resulted from his methods of husbandry. For...

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