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Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,040 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 541
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9046
Genres: Science, Periodical
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light and rich as possible with plenty of leaf mould. I think the best time for doing this is in autumn, after the leaves have turned yellow and have rotted away; but frequently the operation has been delayed till spring, without much difference in the result.

Asparagus is usually transplanted in spring, and there is a wonderful affinity between the two plants, which, of course, belong to the same order. It was a long time to wait--four years--but I felt there was no use in being in too great a hurry, and every year the plants manifestly improved, and the buds swelled up nicely and looked more plump each winter when the leaves were gone. It must be remembered also that a nice crop of flowers could be gathered each year. When the fourth year came, the first plot was divided up into squares about 2 ft. each way, and taken up before any hard frost or snow had made their appearance, and put away on the floor of an unused stable. From the stable they are removed as required in the squares to the vinery, where t

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