STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN. J. I. Rodale.
STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN
STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN
STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN
STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN

STONE MULCHING IN THE GARDEN

Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1949. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo (9.25" x 6"), clothbound, burnished-red boards, with encircled graphic to front, and black lettering to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. and two bumped corners, one normal drop-result, the other quite slight. Peach-colored endpapers. Binding solid. Black and white photographs. 164 pp.

Part One chapters include a handful of general topics -- Stone Mulches under Trees, Farming with Stones, Reasons, the Stone Vegetable Garden. Part Two covers a series of articles by practicioners and experts with such specific examples of plantings and quality/quantity of resultant yields asan orchard, a lemon tree, baby orange tree, hedgerow, strawberries, and even fuchsias. Very Good. Item #73453

Calling rocks, the "parents of the soil" author/publisher/master gardener-mulcher Rodale cites and discusses sound reasons for mulching with stones. These include the fact that "a rock-mulch does not permit grass or weeds to spring up in its domain, its conservation of water (with softer rocks, an actual sponge-like effect can occur, modulating an even release of moisture), aeration of the earth, the dark, moist atmosphere beneath rocks attracting bacteria, earthworms and insects; windbreak; provider of minerals; heat retention and radiation, etc.

Price: $125.00

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