Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 26.4, Clamping, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Contents of this Segment:

Keeping rodents out of the clamp through a dressing of live lime. Site the clamp in a well-drained place. The shape and height of clamps. A basis of brush in the form of a bower, covered by dry leaves, soil and straw. Construction of the chimney and placement of the crop to be stored. Formation of a door. Cover the vegetables with straw and earth. Another form of clamp for temporary storage of root crops, is a "quick clamp." It is not advisable to mix potato varieties because each begins to sprout at different times. Questions and answers. The undesirability of setting a roof over the clamp. Use of dis-relators within the clamp to repel insects and rodents. Methods of improving drainage under the clamp. (16:34)



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