Making Horticulture Pay; Experiences in Gardening and Fruit Growing

Making Horticulture Pay; Experiences in Gardening and Fruit Growing

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...manure, or a clover crop turned under and well harrowed down. Growth can be forced by the application of 1 ounce of soda well worked into the soil around, but not close to the plant." A MIDSUMMER GARDEN "My summer garden," writes Dr. M. R. Sharpe of Maine. " was started more as an experiment than from any real expectation of its being a success. Some of my neighbors laughed when they saw me after July 4 sowing seed which they believed should have been put in the ground by the middle of May. My results were far better than I anticipated, and in the future I shall be able to get more from a certain plot of ground than ever before, for, in many instances, a succession of crops will keep the ground working from early spring until the frosts come. "Among the vegetables I planted in the summer were corn, squashes, parsnips, lettuce, wax beans, bush limas, parsley, cucumbers, radishes, endive, spinach, tomatoes, and beets. The corn used was Early Crosby, the seed being dropped July 4, with a liberal amount of hen manure for a pusher. The exceedingly dry summer affected the growth, as it did that of all the vegetables, so I was forced to water the 25 hills planted. This began to bear about September 15, the last mess of some 20 ears being picked October 13, after frost had killed nearly all the other garden truck. "Two kinds of squashes were planted July 5, the Summer Crookneck and Hubbard. The former did well, escaping most of the ravages of the squash beetle, but the winter squash did not make a good size, the largest being about 9 inches in diameter. The parsnips remained in the ground yet to be dug in the spring. In this section the season is not long enough from July to make a very large growth. Lettuce was sown all...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602803
  • 9781236602800