The Book of a Thousand Gardens; Being the True Accounts of the Trials and Tribulations and Successes in a Dry Year of Something Less Than a Thousand Gardens in Many States and Climates, as Told in a Bunch of Letters to Henry Field by His

The Book of a Thousand Gardens; Being the True Accounts of the Trials and Tribulations and Successes in a Dry Year of Something Less Than a Thousand Gardens in Many States and Climates, as Told in a Bunch of Letters to Henry Field by His

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... cash with the least expense for my crop of sweet corn, as nearly every stalk had two good ears on it. Then the fodder is selling for 3% to 4c per bundle, which means another profit of $l.50 or more. The tomatoes brought more but cost much more for the care spent on them and more ground. MRS. ANNIE MCEMBER, Pentwater, Michigan. Now as far as tending the garden, _you wiII_ see in the picture that everything is in rows three feet _apart. I plow everything big and little with the garden plow about three times and three times with the cultivator, and hoe it about three or four times if needed. JACOB SERVIS, Logan, Iowa. A NICE GARDEN ACCORDING TO THE SEASON. FROIvi MRS. JENNIE NISWONGER. Mr. Field, I will tell you about my garden, which is I00 feet long and 54 feet wide. I sowed the celery, cabbage and beets the middle of April. I had good plants of them, and I sold quite a few of them. I had a nice small patch of cucumbers that bear well. My cabbage is heading nice, too. I have five rows of sweet potatoes and five of Irish potatoes. I set the celery in between the sweet potato ridges. I set beets around the peas and the tomatoes along the fence. I had a small patch of early Ohio potatoes that was good. I then planted sweet corn between tlie rows, and between the late potatoes Some Fine Cabbage and Beans I set late cabbage. I watered the flowers and garden every morning and evening with the hose. I will try to get a picture of some of the vegetables and send it later. I have a nice garden according to the season. MRS. 'JENNIE NISWONGER. PROUD OF F IELD'S EARLY JUNE TOMATO FROM. EDWARD G. KNAPP, OSWEGO, NEW YORK. You will find enclosed a photograph of my Field's Early June tomato which I am very proud of. I got from 25c to 30c a bushel more...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777328
  • 9781236777324