Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Peanut Plant

Its Cultivation and Uses

Cover image for

Download


Author: B.W. Jones
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,963 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 671
Added to site: 2009.04.24
mnybks.net#: 23971
Genre: Instructional

This little work has been prepared mainly for those who have no practical acquaintance with the cultivation of the Peanut. Its directions, therefore, are intended for the beginner, and are such as will enable any intelligent person who has followed farming, to raise good crops of Peanuts, although he may have never before seen the growing plant.

Show Excerpt

of the soil should be gray, with few or no traces of iron to stain the pods. As a rule, the brightest pods bring the most money, and as the color of the pods is always influenced by that of the soil in which they grow, it becomes a matter of importance to select that which is of the right description. Land of the above nature and color may be regarded as first-class for this crop. But let it be distinctly borne in mind, that unless it contains a goodly per-centage of lime in some form, in an available state, no land will produce paying crops of pods, although it may yield large and luxuriant vines. Of all the forms of lime, that supplied by the marls of the seaboard section appears to be the best.

But any soil that can be put into a friable condition, and kept so during the period of cultivation, will produce salable peanuts, provided it contains enough lime to insure solid pods. If it is known that a piece of land will produce sound corn, at the rate of from five to ten barrels per acre, the planter

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2015.09.21
Greg B.
*****

This is a very good book. It is somewhat outdated in some respects, but it has great useful info if you want to grow some peanuts but are unfamiliar with thier cultivation.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Julie Freed
In one week, Dr. Julie Freed lost her house to Hurricane Katrina and her spouse to deceit and divorce.
Read full interview...