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What I know of farming: a series of brief and plain expositions of practical agriculture as an art based upon science   By: (1811-1872)

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WHAT I KNOW OF FARMING:

A SERIES OF

BRIEF AND PLAIN EXPOSITIONS

OF

PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE

AS AN ART BASED UPON SCIENCE:

BY HORACE GREELEY.

"I know That where the spade is deepest driven, The best fruits grow."

JOHN G. WHITTIER.

NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION. 1871.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by HORACE GREELEY, at the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

TO

THE MAN OF OUR AGE,

WHO SHALL MAKE THE FIRST PLOW PROPELLED BY

STEAM,

OR OTHER MECHANICAL POWER, WHEREBY NOT LESS THAN

TEN ACRES PER DAY

SHALL BE THOROUGHLY PULVERIZED TO A

DEPTH OF TWO FEET,

AT A COST OF NOT MORE THAN TWO DOLLARS PER ACRE,

THIS WORK IS ADMIRINGLY DEDICATED BY

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS BY CHAPTERS.

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I. Will Farming Pay? 13

II. Good and Bad Husbandry 18

III. Where to Farm 23

IV. Preparing to Farm 29

V. Buying a Farm 34

VI. Laying off a Farm; Pasturing 39

VII. Trees; Woodlands; Forests 44

VIII. Growing Timber; Tree Planting. 49

IX. Planting and Growing Trees 56

X. Draining; My Own 62

XI. Draining Generally 69

XII. Irrigation; Means and Ends 74

XIII. Possibilities of Irrigation 79

XIV. Plowing, Deep or Shallow 85

XV. Plowing, Good and Bad 91

XVI. Thorough Tillage 96

XVII. Commercial Fertilizers Gypsum. 102

XVIII. Alkalis Salt, Ashes, Lime. 107

XIX. Soils and Fertilizers 112

XX. Bones, Phosphates, Guano 118

XXI. Muck How to Utilize It 124

XXII. Insects; Birds 129

XXIII. About Tree Planting 134

XXIV. Fruit Trees The Apple 139

XXV. More about Apple Trees 145

XXVI. Hay and Hay Making 150

XXVII. Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Grapes 156

XXVIII. Grain Growing East and West 162

XXIX. Esculent Roots Potatoes 170

XXX. Roots Turnips, Beets, Carrots 178

XXXI. The Farmers' Calling 183

XXXII. A Lesson of To day 189

XXXIII. Intellect in Agriculture 195

XXXIV. Sheep and Wool Growing 200

XXXV. Accounts in Farming 207

XXXVI. Stone on a Farm 212

XXXVII. Fences and Fencing 219

XXXVIII. Agricultural Exhibitions 225

XXXIX. Science in Agriculture 231

XL. Farm Implements 237

XLI. Steam in Agriculture 241

XLII. Co operation in Farming 248

XLIII. Farmers' Clubs 254

XLIV. Western Irrigation. 260

XLV. Sewage 266

XLVI. More of Irrigation 274

XLVII. Undeveloped Sources of Power 280

XLVIII. Rural Depopulation 286

XLIX. Large and Small Farms 292

L. Exchange and Distribution. 297

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