Gardening for Young and Old: The Cultivation of Garden Vegetables in the Farm Garden
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Page 150 - Planting should be undertaken as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring, the...
Page 107 - ... moisture well. This is especially true of the standard and evergreen varieties as they ripen late in the season and on moist soil continue to bear until late in the fall. The soil should be well supplied with humus and the supply be maintained by growing winter cover crops of vetches to be turned under as early in the spring as the ground is in good working condition. Cultivation should be thorough and be maintained until the fruit begins to ripen. CURRANTS AND GOOSEBERRIES. The climatic conditions...
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Page 32 - ... grow, and yield to the end of your life probably. Again I substantiate my position by quoting from the well-known gardener and writer Mr. Joseph Harris: "The old directions for planting an asparagus bed were well calculated to deter any one from making the attempt. I can recollect the first I made. The labor and manure must have cost at the rate of a thousand dollars an acre, and, after all was done, no better results were obtained than we now secure at one-tenth of the expense.
Page 56 - 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