Tips and resources for farmers and gardeners
Preparing Soilfrom Keeping Hearth & Home in Old Colorado
Prepare soil carefully. To prepare earth for seeds or small plants or for filling pots or window boxes, mix one part by bulk of well-rotted manure, two parts of good garden loam, and one part of sharp fine sand. Choose for this purpose manure which has been thoroughly rotted but not exposed to leaching from the weather. Mix all together in a heap, stir well with the shovel, sift, and place in bores or in the bed prepared for the seed. If convenient, bake the soil for an hour in a hot oven. This will kill all weed seed and spores of fungus disease.
Keeping Hearth and Home in Old Colorado
A Practical Primer for Daily Living
Drawing from Colorado's newspapers, books and magaziness of the 19th century, Carol Padgett has compiled a hope chest full of tips, recipes, advice and instructions for the gardener and homemaker. While many of the maxims and counsels are quaintly old-fashioned, much of the practical guidance is timeless and practical for today's readers.
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