Section of Lean-To Pit

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A diagram illustrating a section of a lean-to pit. This pit is useful for early forcing of melons or cucumbers. A, Ordinary Soil; b, Passage; c, Heated Chamber below Stage; d, Bed; e, Hot-Water Pipes.


Nicholson, George The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, Div. VI (London, England: L. Upcott Gill, 1884)


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