What I know of farming: a series of brief and plain expositions of practical agriculture as an art based upon science
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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
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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.
    • NEW-YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION. 1871.
      • TO
    • TO
    • THE MAN OF OUR AGE,
      • WHO SHALL MAKE THE FIRST PLOW PROPELLED BY
    • WHO SHALL MAKE THE FIRST PLOW PROPELLED BY
    • STEAM,
      • OR OTHER MECHANICAL POWER, WHEREBY NOT LESS THAN
    • OR OTHER MECHANICAL POWER, WHEREBY NOT LESS THAN
    • TEN ACRES PER DAY
      • SHALL BE THOROUGHLY PULVERIZED TO A
    • 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
    • AT A COST OF NOT MORE THAN TWO DOLLARS PER ACRE,
    • THIS WORK IS ADMIRINGLY DEDICATED BY
  • THE AUTHOR.
  • CONTENTS BY CHAPTERS.
  • PREFACE.
  • WHAT I KNOW OF FARMING.
  • I.
    • WILL FARMING PAY?
  • II.
    • GOOD AND BAD HUSBANDRY.
  • III.
    • WHERE TO FARM.
  • IV.
    • PREPARING TO FARM.
  • V.
    • BUYING A FARM.
  • VI.
    • LAYING OFF A FARM—PASTURING.
  • VII.
    • TREES—WOODLAND—FORESTS.
  • VIII.
    • GROWING TIMBER—TREE-PLANTING.
  • IX.
    • PLANTING AND GROWING TREES.
  • X.
    • DRAINING—MY OWN.
  • XI.
    • DRAINING GENERALLY.
  • XII.
    • IRRIGATION—MEANS AND ENDS.
  • XIII.
    • THE POSSIBILITIES OF IRRIGATION.
  • XIV.
    • PLOWING—DEEP OR SHALLOW.
  • XV.
    • PLOWING—GOOD AND BAD.
  • XVI.
    • THOROUGH TILLAGE.
  • XVII.
    • COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS—GYPSUM.
  • XVIII.
    • ALKALIS ... SALT—ASHES—LIME.
  • XIX.
    • SOILS AND FERTILIZERS.
  • XX.
    • BONES—PHOSPHATES—GUANO.
  • XXI.
    • MUCK—HOW TO UTILIZE IT.
  • XXII.
    • INSECTS—BIRDS.
  • XXIII.
    • ABOUT TREE-PLANTING.
  • XXIV.
    • FRUIT-TREES—THE APPLE.
  • XXV.
    • MORE ABOUT APPLE-TREES.
  • XXVI.
    • HAY AND HAY-MAKING
  • XXVII.
    • PEACHES—PEARS—CHERRIES—GRAPES.
  • XXVIII.
    • GRAIN-GROWING—EAST AND WEST.
  • XXIX.
    • ESCULENT ROOTS—POTATOES.
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • FOOTNOTE:
  • XXX.
    • ROOTS—TURNIPS—BEETS—CARROTS
  • XXXI
    • THE FARMER'S CALLING.
  • XXXII.
    • A LESSON OF TO-DAY.
  • XXXIII.
    • INTELLECT IN AGRICULTURE.
  • XXXIV.
    • SHEEP AND WOOL-GROWING.
  • XXXV.
    • ACCOUNTS IN FARMING.
  • XXXVI.
    • STONE ON A FARM.
  • XXXVII.
    • FENCES AND FENCING.
  • XXXVIII.
    • AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITIONS.
  • XXXIX.
    • SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE.
  • XL.
    • FARM IMPLEMENTS.
  • XLI.
    • STEAM IN AGRICULTURE.
  • XLII.
    • CO-OPERATION IN FARMING.
  • XLIII.
    • FARMERS' CLUBS.
  • XLIV.
    • WESTERN IRRIGATION.
  • XLV.
    • SEWAGE.
  • XLVI.
    • MORE OF IRRIGATION.
  • XLVII.
    • UNDEVELOPED SOURCES OF POWER.
  • XLVIII.
    • RURAL DEPOPULATION.
  • XLIX.
    • LARGE AND SMALL FARMS.
  • L.
    • EXCHANGE AND DISTRIBUTION.
  • LI.
    • WINTER WORK.
  • LII.
    • SUMMING UP.
  • INDEX.
    • THE END.
  • Horace Greeley's Autobiography.
    • OUR AMERICAN BOYS,
    • THESE RECOLLECTIONS
  • THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC,
  • POLITICAL ECONOMY,
    • EWBANK'S
    • Pear Culture for Profit.
    • Money in the Garden.
    • THE Elements of Agriculture
    • Draining for Profit and Draining for Health.
    • Earth Closets and Earth Sewage.
  • New-York Tribune
    • Address THE TRIBUNE, New York.
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