Congressional Edition Volume 4425

Congressional Edition Volume 4425

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... in the rows. When well up, I gave mine a good dressing of burnt clam sherls (powdered) close to the plants. They did splendidly, and several will measure 6 inches in diameter. Carrots I did not plant, but have grown them here to a good size. Cabbage (Jersey Wakefield) was planted in a box March 28, and kept in the house until they were transplanted, May 30, in row s 2 feet apart and about 20 inches apart in the row. I had to thin them out later in the season. They made good, solid heads, some weighing 8 and 9 pounds. We wcre unsuccessful with cucumbers. Lettuce, radishes, and mustard did well. Onions made a very fine showing. Parsnips did well and were of a fine flavor. The peas (American Wonder) which I planted were destroyed by birds. Mr. Cloudman had some that did well. Rhubarb does well here. I have raised it in the past four years. Turnips of all kinds did extra well. Tbey were planted in rows 20 inches apart, and when well up were thinned out to about 8 inches in the rows. Some of the earlier varieties were left thicker, and thinned out as wanted for the table. One of the Golden Ball turnips weighed 7 pounds, was solid, and of splendid flavor. Ruta-bagas made good growth. Potatoes did splendidly, both the Early Rose and Burbank. Mr. Cloudman had one hill of Early Rose that weighed 11J pounds. He sold over 1,200 pounds of potatoes this season at 3J cents per pound. I estimated Mr. Cloudman's trop of potatoes this year at 3,000 pounds. We used seaweed as a fertilizer. It was gathered in the fall and piled up in the garden and spaded under in the spring. I do not know how much it would weigh to the acre, but it was applied very liberally. Wood ashes and burnt clam shells were also used. The clover and grass seeds were planted in new...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553845
  • 9781236553843