Mulch (New Eng.
A mulch of half-decayed stable litter is useful to prevent loss of moisture in summer.
A loose layer of earth spread over the surface of the soil acts in the same way, and a similarly effective mulch may be prepared by hoeing the soil, or stirring it to a depth of one or two inches with harrows or other implements.
Constant hoeing or harrowing to maintain a natural soil mulch layer of 2 or 3 in.
In government it had to meet with the growing discontent of the Creoles, who found themselves treated as children, and their country looked on as a mulch cow.
It is used in China, mixed with food, to give to mulch cows to improve the quality and increase the quantity of milk, and when mixed with lime as a size to impart a gloss to walls.
Mulch all newly-planted fruit trees, watering abundantly in dry weather.
Mulch and water fruit trees and strawberries in dry weather, desisting when the fruit begins to ripen.
Special care must be exercised that the mulch be not left on too long; the plants should not become whitened or " drawn."
" Moss culture " may be tried, the common sphagnum or moss of the swamps, mixed with one-twentieth of its bulk of bonedust, being laid as a mulch on the top of the earth of the flower-pots; its effect is to shield the pots from the sun, and at the same time stimulate the roots to come to the surface.
Mulch the beds with 2 or 3 in.
Nearly a month later black-face lambs are marked and the eild sheep are shorn - the shearing of mulch ewes being delayed till the second week of July.