Dimensions Of The Boxes And Lights For
Early and Late Cucumbers.
Three-light Boxes for October sowing.
The boxes should be made of good seasoned deal, one inch and a half
thick, ten feet seven inches long, four feet three inches wide, and one
foot eight inches deep at the back, and
eleven inches in the front. The
bars to be three inches wide, to have two narrow slips two inches in
height, and one slip at each end. The bars to be fluted on each side of
the slips, with oak corners, five inches wide.
The lights to be four feet three inches and a half long, three feet six
inches wide, and the back rail two inches and three quarters wide; the
front to be three inches, and the sides two inches and a half; with
three bars, rounded off to a point inside, three quarters of an inch
wide. To be made of good seasoned deal, and to have horns both in the
back and front. The squares must be formed of strong crown glass, leaded
and cemented; let there be five in length, the one in front being five
inches long. A small iron bar must be passed in the middle, under the
lead of each light, which must also have iron handles.
One-light Box for October sowing.
This must be in length four feet eight inches, three feet seven inches
wide, one foot eight inches deep at the back, and eleven inches in the
The lights to be half an inch longer than the box; and in all other
respects the same as those before described.
For January sowing.
The boxes to be ten feet seven inches long, four feet eight inches wide,
one foot eight inches deep at the back, and eleven inches in the front.
The bars and slips the same as for October.
The lights to be four feet eight inches and a half long, and three feet
six inches wide, with four bars, six squares long, rabitted, puttied,
and a small piece of lead across to every square. In other respects to
be the same as those for October.
For Spring sowing.
The boxes to be one foot two inches deep at the back, and eight inches
in the front. In other respects, the boxes as well as the lights for
spring sowing, must be the same as those directed for the January
Both boxes and lights should have three coats of paint, white inside,
and a dark lead colour on the outside.
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