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In-Door Gardening for Every Week in the Year

Showing the Most Successful Treatment for all Plants Cultivated in the Greenhouse, Conservatory, Stove, Pit, Orchid, and Forcing-house

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Author: William Keane
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,331 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.8
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 6,374
Added to site: 2010.02.28
mnybks.net#: 26816
Genre: Instructional
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d. To be excited in bottom heat.

Gesnera zebrina.--Those which were first in flower should be dried off for early work next season. This is to be done by withholding water gradually, and by keeping their foliage still exposed to the light.

Sow seeds of Egg Plants, Cockscombs, Amaranths, and other such tender annuals in heat, to grow them in good time into fine specimens for the adornment of the conservatory in summer.

FORCING-HOUSES.

Cucumbers.--The plants preparing for ridging out early in February will require attention in airing, and watering with tepid water occasionally when dry, and to be kept close to the glass to produce sturdy growth. The plants on dung-beds require great attention at this season. To be kept within eight or nine inches of the glass; to be stopped regularly; and to maintain a heat of not less than 70° by day; to be able to give air to dry the plants. The fermenting materials to be always prepared ready to receive the linings when the heat declines. For

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