Apply a top-dressing of farm-yard manure to the beds before the frosts set in, as this will both nourish and protect the roots.
If there was any top-dressing he particularly fancied, he should have it.
Where farmyard manure is used, the guano has been recommended to be used as a top-dressing in small quantities.
Many prefer to use a top-dressing of manure, regardless of conditions.
Paupers and quicklime would make a capital compost, and scarcely require a top-dressing, of any kind, for years.
Of course it was applied as a top-dressing, mixed, however, with plaster.
To supply this nitrogen a top-dressing of nitrate of soda or sulphate of lime is helpful.
Some apply them extensively as a top-dressing for grass lands.
Sandy clay and loam must be mixed for the top-dressing, but the proportion of each depends upon the nature of the clay.
It is usually best to pull out the weeds and give the border a top-dressing each fall of well rotted manure.