Buist's Almanac and Garden Manual for the Year 1888 Designed to Furnish Concise Hints to Cottagers, Farmers and Planters, on the Cultivation of Vegetables: With Other Useful Information on Gardening (Classic Reprint) by Robert Buist (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Buist's Almanac and Garden Manual for the Year 1888 Designed to Furnish Concise Hints to Cottagers, Farmers and Planters, on the Cultivation of Vegetables: With Other Useful Information on Gardening Philadelphia has long been famous for her many manufacturing and commercial industries, and the products are found in almost all the various markets of the world. One of these industries, and by means the least in importance, is the growing and shipping of garden seeds. It is a well-kwn fact that Philadelphia seeds bear a greater reputation for purity and reliability than those from any other section of the country. The largest market for seeds is found in the Southern States and foreign tropical countries. One-half the seeds used in these sections are supplied from this city, where two of the largest and oldest seed firms are located. Our establishment was founded in 1828 by the father of the present proprietor, and has been in successful operation for sixty years, passing through the various commercial panics and stagnations of trade, without making a retrograde step; from the most humble beginning to the most extensive w in the trade. Our motto has been Onward! always growing the best and most improved seeds regardless of cost, feeling assured that seeds of value will always find a market. The result is that Buist's seeds are sold and sought after in every section of the country, and annual shipments are made to the leading merchants and gardeners of Europe, East and West Indies, South America, Australia, China, Japan and the extreme southern portions of Africa. The great secret of our success and the popularity of our seeds is their reliability, which is attributed to the care exercised in growing them exclusively from selected seed stocks - that is, to select each year the most perfect specimens from the crop while growing and the seed product to be sown for the following year's crop. This causes a continued improvement in their quality and keeps Buist's Garden Seeds up to the highest standard of excellence. For a successful garden, good soil, good seed and good culture are three important requirements, without which success will t crown your efforts. If you are t already a purchaser of Buist's seeds, do t fail to sow them this season, as they are ackwledged to be t only the most reliable, but are the best kwn. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.