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    Robert Scott Burn (Author)

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Excerpt: ... On the subject of Flemish modes of collecting and using manures, a writer in the Mark Lane Express has the following :-- 'The grand secret of growing the numerous green crops they have abroad, occupying the ground but so short a time, is the heavy coats of manure they put on for them. We are not nearly so careful as we ought to be, to economise every sort of offal which can possibly be turned to advantage as manure. We never, I expect, can use the liquid manure of towns as they do: it is contrary to our ideas of delicacy or health, as we are only anxious for our town drainage to run off as quickly as possible: whereas they allow the most offensive to remain in the house cesspools till they are full, when men come round with large butts on wheels, and purchase it. They have a long leather hose and a small patent pump, and quickly, and without much offence to the olfactories, empty the cesspools into these butts. In the large towns this is done by dealers, who, after adulterating it with water, sell it to the farmers, who carry it sometimes as back-carriage in casks, with large bung-holes stopped with straw. They cart it into the fields, and at certain intervals empty each cask into a tub, and from that tub spread it by means of a small bucket at the end of a long pole. Thus the whole field is gone over as equally as possible: and they generally give two such dressings to eaeh green crop. Farm-yard liquid they use in the same way, which has less rainwater admixed with it than in our farm-yards, because their buildings are smaller, and shorter in the roofs: consequently they have not those heavy flows of rainwater which we have from our so frequently unspouted eaves, and also there is not so much rain falling there as with us.' From the few remarks our space has enabled us to give, the...
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  • PDF | 102 pages
  • Robert Scott Burn (Author)
  • General Books LLC (3 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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