Farm Horticulture; Prepared Especially for Those Interested in Either Home or Commercial Horticulture

Farm Horticulture; Prepared Especially for Those Interested in Either Home or Commercial Horticulture

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...and the plants 12 to 14 inches apart in the rows. Single Hedge Row System.--The single hedge row system differs from the hill system in that the runners are permitted to grow sufficiently to fill up the space between the original plants. As a rule each mother plant is allowed to produce two runners, one on each side of the parent plant. If more runners appear they are removed. The plants in the rows should be set from 18 to 20 inches apart, and the rows from 30 to 36 inches apart. Double Hedge Row System.--In the double hedge row system the mother plant is allowed to develop from four to six plants around her. Should more runners appear they are removed. The grower should see that the plants are evenly distributed over the ground. The original plants should be set from 18 to 24 inches in the rows and the rows should be at least 36 inches apart. Fig. 82.--Matted row system. The plants are allowed to grow unmolested until they completely cover the ground. (After R. M. Kellogg.) Matted Row System.--This system of planting is widely used. When the plants are grown by this method they require less labor and usually produce larger yields. When growing the plants by this system, all of the runners are allowed to develop and to form a dense mat of plants. Many growers permit the runners to set plants until the row is from 18 to 24 inches wide, but this always produces many small, inferior berries. Cultivation.--The value of cultivation is not fully realized by many growers. The strawberry plants should be cultivated frequently and thoroughly from the time the berries are picked until frost. Newly set patches must be well cultivated the first year if a good crop is to be expected the next year. The ordinary cultivating tools are used. The weeds should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 459.99g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631005
  • 9781236631008