Gardening for Profit: A Guide to the Successful Cultivation of the Market and Family Garden

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O. Judd Company, 1891 - Vegetable gardening - 376 pages
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Page 384 - THE PROPAGATION OF PLANTS; giving the principles which govern the development and growth of plants, their botanical affinities and peculiar properties; also...
Page 177 - The ground is then thoroughly plowed and harrowed. No additional manure is used, as enough remains in the ground from the heavy coat it has received in the spring, to carry through the crop of Celery. After the ground has been nicely prepared, lines are struck out on the level surface three feet apart, and the plants set six inches apart in the rows. If the weather is dry at the time of planting, great care should be taken that the roots are properly
Page 98 - July 2d of 1874, as an experiment, I sowed twelve rows of Sweet Corn and twelve rows of Beets, treading in, after sowing, every alternate row of each. In both cases, those trodden in came up in four days, while those unfirmed remained twelve days before starting, and would not then have germinated had not rain fallen, for the soil was as dry as dust when the seed was sown.
Page 28 - ... would, in twelve months, put his in the same condition. He, being a shrewd man, acted on the advice, and at the termination of his lease purchased and paid for his eight acres $12,000, the saving of six years on his drained garden.
Page 309 - In eight or ten days after the herb crop has been planted, the ground is "hoed" lightly over by a steel rake, which disturbs the surface sufficiently to destroy the crop of weeds that are just beginning to germinate ; it is done in one-third of the time that it could be done by...
Page 309 - We use the steel rake in lieu of a hoe on all our crops, immediately after planting-, for, as before said, deep hoeing on plants of any kind when newly planted, is quite unnecessary ,and by the steady application of...
Page 309 - ... lightly over by a steel rake, which disturbs the surface sufficiently to destroy the crop of weeds that are just beginning to germinate; it is done in onethird of the time that it could be done with a hoe, and answers the purpose...
Page 36 - One of my neighbors, a market gardener of nearly twenty years' experience, and whose grounds had always been a perfect model of productiveness, had it in prospect to ran a sixty -foot street through his grounds. Thinking his land sufficiently rich to carry through a crop of Cabbages without manure, he thought it useless. to waste money by using guano on that portion on which the street was to be, but on each side, sowed guano at the rate of 1,200 pounds per acre, and planted the whole with Early...
Page 107 - ... latitude, from the middle of March to the end of April. Thermometer in the shade averaging 45 Lettuce. Onions. Parsnip. Parsley. Peas. Radish. Turnip. Spinach. Beet. Carrot. Cress. Celery. Cabbage. Cauliflower. Endive. Kale. Vegetable seeds that may be sown in the open ground, in this latitude, from the middle of May to the middle of June. Thermometer in the shade averaging 60 degrees. Beans, Bush. Melon, Musk. Beans, Cranberry. Melon, Water. Beans, Lima. Nasturtium. Beans, Pole. Okra. Beans,...
Page 321 - Mr. Henderson discredits the old dogma that it is caused by hog-manure, heavy soil, light soil, &c., and claims that the insect is harmless to the plant when in the perfect state the first season, but that it is attracted by it, deposits its eggs in the soil, and in the maggot condition, in which it appears the second year, it attacks the root, which becomes enlarged and carious, ruining the plant. Cabbages and cauliflowers, of course, can be safely grown only in alternate years on the same soil....

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