General Home Garden Series, 1973 - 1987

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    Care for Your Garden - Use Plants Suitable for Windbreaks, Green Manure, and Cover Crops
    (University of Hawaii, 1987-08) McCall, Wade W.
    This brief publication provides an introduction to its subject for Hawaii gardeners and farmers. Tables list plants, both legumes and nonlegumes, suitable for the various purposes described.
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    (University of Hawaii, 1982-11) Leonhardt, Kenneth W. ; McCall, Wade W.
    This briefly describes hydroponic cultivation methods, including plants that can be grown and formulas for nutrient solutions.
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    Care for your Garden - Use Green Manure and Cover Crops
    (University of Hawaii, 1987-08) McCall, Wade W.
    Green manure and cover crops are grown to supply additional organic matter and to protect the soil from erosion. Legumes are often preferred for the nitrogen they provide. This is a brief, general guide to using these crops in home gardening.
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    Care for your Garden - Use Windbreaks
    (University of Hawaii, 1986-11) McCall, Wade W.
    Hawaii is at the northern edge of the tropics, where the prevailing winds are the northeasterly trades. These winds are generally 8 to 20 miles per hour, but gusts up to 40 miles per hour or more may occur. These trade winds blow for 300 days or more each year. During the absence of the trade winds, it is possible to have "kona" winds from an opposite or variable direction. This brief publication summarizes types of windbreaks for protecting garden plants.
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    Care for your Garden - Water Properly
    (University of Hawaii, 1986-06) McCall, Wade W.
    Water is essential for plant growth. It supplies the hydrogen and oxygen needed for carbohydrate formation in the plant. It also moves mineral nutrients from the soil into the plant and then to the part of the plant where they are needed. Water is necessary for the transpiration process, which cools the plant. In addition, water maintains the turgidity of the plant and prevents drought stress. Garden plants grow vigorously only when their roots are supplied with adequate moisture. Although roots should be kept moist, the soil around them should not be too wet, because too much water excludes oxygen that is vital for the proper growth and function of the roots.
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