Historical Garden Books – 109 in a series – Subtropical vegetable-gardening (1916) by Peter Henry Rolfs
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We may regard the successful growth of the orange tree as marking the outer limit of the subtropical re- gions, where frosts are of short duration and the year is divided into hot and cool seasons. The coconut palm marks the boundary of the outer tropical belt, which has also more or less distinct cool and hot sea- sons, but as a rule no frosts. The equatorial belt, oh the other hand, has no distinct cool season. In the subtropical regions, tropical vegetables may be grown well in the hot season, and temperate vegetables, which can survive any slight frosts that may occur, can be very successfully raised in the cool season. In the outer tropical or trade-wind belts, some temperate vege- tables can be grown fairly well in the cool season. In the subtropical and especially in the tropical lands, an elevation of a few thousand feet produces a remarkable change in the climate ; and temperate vegetables can be cultivated at such a height even in the equatorial belt, and still more successfully towards the borders of the tropical belt. Thus the subtropical regions can grow at different times of the year and at different heights, nearly all the vegetables of the world. Except in North India, where numbers of Europeans have re- sided for a long time, and in certain subtropical coun- tries like peninsular Florida, it is probable that the
- Publication date 1916\
- Topics Vegetable gardening
- Publisher New York, The Macmillan company
- Collection cornell; biodiversity; americana
- Digitizing sponsor MSN
- Contributor Cornell University Library
- Contributor usage rights See terms
- Language English
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