Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Volume 2

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Page 107 - Europe, fufficiently evinces the juftnefs of this remark : For it is a native of a very warm climate, and is as impatient of cold as almoft any plant we know ; — yet, as the length of our fummer fufficeth to bring it to perfection before the frofts approach, we are enabled to cultivate it with the greateft advantage. Whether the yam, another Weft-Indian root, nearly approaching to the nature of the potatoe, could be reared with the fame facility in Europe, feems to me a little doubtful ; as it...
Page 97 - ... confiderable and the feafon more variable ; and where the cold in winter is often interrupted by fudden gleams of heat that frequently bring the bees to life long before it is fafe for them to go abroad in fearch of food. For which...
Page 96 - But this is not the only refpeci in which the climate has an effect upon this induftrfous and delicate creature. For, as it is benumbed by a moderate degree of cold, without being deprived of life; if the country in which it is placed does not experience a degree of cold fufficient to produce this effecT:, while, at the fame time, it is fo intenfe as to kill the delicate flowers upon which it might feed, the animal is neceflarily alive too long ; in which...
Page 111 - ... climate, and prevents us from having it in our power to rear it with fuccefs in that eafy promifcuous way of fowing it, that may with fafety be...
Page 107 - ... time to attain perfection in their native climate, it is not at all impoffible but they may ripen in the other during the fummer-feafon, before the cold weather of autumn approach to kill them. And, accordingly, we find that feveral annual flowers from thefe regions have been...
Page 110 - ... that every unoccupied fpot becomes quickly covered with them ; and they fpring up fo clofe upon one another as to choak every other plane that is not fo hardy and luxuriant a...
Page 267 - Linnaeus noticed it growing in poor, bare, obdurate clays, where no other plant could be made to vegetate...
Page 95 - ... towards reafon, this little animal, if tranfported to a Tropical region, where no viciflitude of climate is ever experienced ; as it can there at all times find food in abundance from the flowers that conflantly...
Page 105 - ... to rear, a man may have a tolerable guefs whether or not he may hope for fuccefs in rearing plants in one country that are brought from another. — Thus, it will readily occur to any perfon in...
Page 99 - Germany, from whence we have endeavoured to introduce them ; by not having fufficiently adverted to to the difference of the two climates : — As in thefe cold continental countries, the earth is conftantly covered with fnow, from the beginning of winter, till the genial heat...

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