Paper mulch for the vegetable garden
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Paper mulch for the vegetable garden its effect on plant growth and on soil moisture, nitrates, and temperature by Roy Magruder

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Published by Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in Wooster, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Vegetable gardening,
  • Mulching

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StatementRoy Magruder
SeriesBulletin / Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station -- no. 447, Bulletin (Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station) -- no. 447
The Physical Object
Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15363792M

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