The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture Volume 9

The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture Volume 9

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...for Runners for many years, but top them. Spinach does well sown between any of the Brassica tribe. The plants soon run to seed, and the permanent crop--say Kale or Brussels Sprouts--is none the worse of it. A good turn with the hoe afterwards levels in the drills round the collars of the remaining crop, and is a great saving of water. Peas may be sown three times during the month; the last two lots may be second early and early kinds respectively. Dwarf kinds come in well, and are easily protected with nets or frames during autumn. When turf and other pits are empty of bedding-plants or forced vegetables, they may be planted or sown with crops of vegetables, which are the better of protection during the latter part of autumn. Vegetable Marrows, Gherkins, Ridge Cucumbers, Capsicums, Tomatoes (kept dwarf and staked)--all do well in such structures, and no more work is necessary than in the open ground. The lights can be painted and repaired, and kept dry till they are again wanted. Those vegetables named should be put out as main crops early in the month; and if ridges are used, protection from cold rains and keen winds is necessary till the plants are in full growth. Vacant spaces on walls can be covered with Tomatoes; and if they are allowed to run, rubbing off every lateral, leaving the fruit in bunches, and thinning them to five or six to each bunch, immense crops may be secured with little trouble. If spaces at the base of the walls only can be afforded, the plants require topping and thinning frequently; and abundance of mulching and watering with liquid manure suits Tomatoes under every system of cultivation. Mulching Cucumbers is of great service to them, and saves watering to a great extent. If Broad Beans are wanted, another sowing may...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676521
  • 9781236676528