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Identifier: fruitflowerkitch00neil
Title: The fruit, flower, and kitchen garden
Year: 1851 (1850s)
Authors: Neill, Patrick, 1776-1851
Subjects: Gardening
Publisher: Philadelphia, H. C. Baird
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries

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PINE-APPLE—BOTTOM-IIEAT. 365 roof, in whieh the astragals are parallel. A segment ofan elliptical arch somewhat less than a quadrant, theorigin of the curve being on the front wall, seems bet-ter adapted for a pit than any portion of a circle. Thispit is supposed to be heated by a small steam-pipe pass-ing through a large iron tank or cistern a, filled withwater, on the same principle as exhibited in the figureat page 321. The old-fashioned pine-stove was a lofty structure,in the vinery form, with front sashes. It used to beforty or fifty feet long, and twelve or fourteen feet broad,and was commanded by two flues. In addition, to thepine-plants in the pit, the roof was also partly coveredwith vines, a practice justly condemned by the late Mr.Nicol in his Forcing Gardener. VYe are also dis-posed to agree with that experienced writer regarding r Fi:?. 45.

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the disuse, of the pine-stove itself. Besides other griev-ous faults, a single house affords too little room; andit is a matter of experience that, where the stock ofpine-plants is not extensive, certain and abundant cropsof fruit cannot be expected. Instead, therefore, of asuccession and fruitjng-house of the old form, with 366 FORCING GARDEN. two fires each, it would b« better to have four pits withsingle fires. There might be two succession-pits of theforms represented, sup^a^ pages 362, 363, and two fruit-ing-pits similar to the figures on page 364. Thesewould contain a much greater number of plants thantwo pine-stoves, would be little more expensive in erec-tion, and, as the number of fires is the same, would notconsume much more fuel. Bottom-Heat.—As a substitute for the warmth ab-sorbed by the earth from the powoi^ful rays of the sunin tropical countries, the pots of pine-plants are gene-rally plunged in a bed composed of tanners bark, de-caying leaves, or other fermenting s

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Tagged: , bookid:fruitflowerkitch00neil , bookyear:1851 , bookdecade:1850 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:Neill__Patrick__1776_1851 , booksubject:Gardening , bookpublisher:Philadelphia__H__C__Baird , bookcontributor:NCSU_Libraries , booksponsor:NCSU_Libraries , bookleafnumber:371 , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection

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