By Julius Hensel

This booklet was once the 1st paintings to assault Von Liebig’s salt fertilizer thesis, and it stands as legitimate at the present time as whilst first written over a hundred years in the past. Translated from the German writings of Julius Hensel, the ebook was once designed to introduce the folks of the U.S. to the concept vegetation require fit foodstuff so as to flourish, simply as a individual does. It describes a then new and rational procedure for fertilization which has turn into technological know-how this present day — fetilizing with stone dirt. Hensel went looking for meals for vegetation and located it within the primeval rocks. ate up such meals, crops will yield fit, healthy and lifestyles maintaining nutrition that escapes ailment and parasites.

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Potatoes and cereals show a greater proportion of starch. ) show more seed-vessels and a corresponding increase in oil. , yields more lecithin (oil containing phosphate of ammonia as the chemical base of nerve-substance). Fruits and all vegetables receive a more delicate flavor. ") Meadows furnish grass and hay of more nutritive value. Vines form stronger shoots, giving sweeter grapes and are not touched by insects and fungus diseases. 2.

This potassium we may consider as combined with carbonic acid in the ashes, while it exists in the sugar beet in combination with sugar, cellular tissue and albumen. 9 of ammonia, is to be taken into account as being also an unsaturated basic constituent of the beet root. 3. If, therefore, we manure sugar beets with sulphate of potassium and sulphate of ammonia, these substances are to be regarded, as already stated, as largely wasted. As for the source of potash and the soda for the sugar beets we can only consider the feldspar, which, thanks to God, is still contained in a certain degree in the soil, while the nitrogen is furnished by the atmosphere.

Mr. Kircher here has raised on various fields manured with this material barley and wheat, which must absolutely convince even the most skeptical of the usefulness of this manure. First, not only are the stalks considerably higher and stronger than those from fields manured with other material, but the ears are on the average one-third longer and the grains considerably more perfect. (Mr. " several wheat ears and barley ears from his fields to show the difference, also some from neighboring fields which have not been manured with Hensel's fertilizer.

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