Around the Year in the Garden: A Seasonable Guide and Reminder for Work with Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers, and Under Glass

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Macmillan, 1917 - Gardening - 350 pages
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Page 11 - ... while the truck is in motion and this results in a considerable saving of time over the old hand operated hoists formerly in use. The increased speed of the unit, together with savings in time due to the use of the hydraulic tower and improved arrangement of tools and equipment, has not only increased the amount of work which can be done in a given time by a single crew, but it has greatly reduced service delays in cases of trolley breaks or oth'er emergencies.
Page 48 - They have found that a fertilizer containing four per cent, of nitrogen, eight per cent, of available phosphoric acid and ten per cent, of actual potash is well adapted to their conditions for growing potatoes and vegetables.
Page 132 - CUTWORMS. Fat, sluggish, ground worms, brown with dark stripes, cutting through stems of many plants, especially when just up or newly set out. Trap under pieces of shingle or flat stones; or scatter about toward nightfall a mash made of one quart of wheat bran, one teaspoonful of Paris green or of white arsenate, one teaspoonful of a cheap molasses, mixed with enough water to make a mash. Careful search round a newly cut plant early in the morning will usually uncover the marauder near the surface....
Page 278 - ... dimension, depending upon the nature of the work for which the concrete is to be used.
Page 132 - CATERPILLARS. Various kinds attack cabbage, tomatoes, tobacco, and so on. Use arsenate of lead, Paris green or hellebore; or pick by hand. CUCUMBER BEETLE, yellow and black striped. Use tobacco dust as preventive; beetles carry the germs of wilt. Pick by hand the first bugs in early morning.
Page 133 - ROSE BEETLE. Pick by hand and use strong arsenate of lead. SQUASH BUG. A lively, flat, black fellow. Use tobacco dust, or pick by hand to get rid of old bugs and eggs; use kerosene emulsion or nicotine sulphate for the young ones. SQUASH BORER. Slit stem near base of plant, and destroy the borer. Cover wound with fresh soil. WHITE FLY. Attacks tomatoes, vine crops and some flowers. Not conspicuous until large numbers have propagated. Use tobacco dust as repellent; spray with nicotine preparations...
Page 235 - ... they may be safely put in as late as March. I have frequently moved Roses late in April, and have had them break well at the beginning of June, and get hearty in time to be gay all through the autumn; but there is nothing like early planting; it is the only safe course; and whenever planted, they should be kept out of the ground as short a time as possible. Quarter-day has a good deal to do with gardening matters, and the wise gardener, when "on the move," fixes on Michaelmas as the safest season...
Page 304 - If breast-milk cannot be procured, cow,s milk and water may be substituted, in the proportion of one part of the former to two or three of the latter.
Page 133 - Dust with flowers of sulphur to prevent spread. Use regular Bordeaux-lead spray as an effective preventive through the season. BLIGHT, affecting cucumbers, potatoes and other things, in various forms. Spray with Bordeaux frequently enough to keep all new growth covered. Dust with sulphur-lead preparations. ANTHRACNOSE, "leaf spot" or "rust," attacking beans, tomatoes, celery and some flowers.
Page 32 - A period of 123 days elapsed between the last frost in the spring and the first killing frost in the fall.

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