This book comprises a comprehensive guide to the principles of cultivation, with information on soil preparation, tools, transplanting, irrigation methods, and much more. Complete with simple instructions, helpful tips, and all the fundamental information required for successful planting and cultivation, this text will greatly appeal to farmers - and to anyone with an interest in commercial plant-growing. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless, and will be of as much value today as it was at the time of its original publication. The chapters of this volume include: 'Preparation of The Soil', 'Plowing', 'Harrowing', 'Water-Holding Capacity of the Soil', 'Implements Which Will be Found of Advantage', 'Artificial Means of Modifying the Soil', 'Requirements for Germination', 'Seed Sowing', 'Thinning', 'Transplanting', 'Setting Plants in the Field', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new introduction on farming.