Money in the Garden; A Vegetable Manual, Prepared with a View to Economy and Profit

Money in the Garden; A Vegetable Manual, Prepared with a View to Economy and Profit

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...sow the seed in moderate hot-beds, from the 1st to the 10th of April, either in rows three inches apart, or in thumb-pots, putting three or four seeds to each pot. The seed will sprout in a week from the time of planting, and then the plants should be aired freely every day, to prevent them from growing too spindling. Early in May the ground should be prepared in the usual way. The more thoroughly pulverized the soil, the better will the result be in the crop of Cucumbers. The ground should be marked out five feet each way, and at each intersection a hole '-' made with a spade. Into each of these j' holes a forkful of well-rotted manure should be put, and then fine soil drawn over this manure, forming a hill two or three inches above the level of the surface, and ten or twelve inches in diameter.. The plants in the frames by this time will have three or four rough leaves, and will be fully ready to transplant to the hills. This should be done in cloudy or damp weather, and always in the after'-noon. The plants should be taken up with considerable care, so as not to disturb the roots, and three of them set in each hill. ' This will take a few more than five thouMANURE sand plants to the acre, and they can be FORK' grown in twelve or fifteen sashes of 3 x 6. For garden-culture, the seed is usually sown in the hills early in May, putting eight or ten seeds in each hill. The " striped bug" (Uoreus tristis) often destroys the young plants just as they appear above the ground. To get rid of these very troublesome little pests, we sprinkle the surface of the hills and the leaves of the plants with fine flour of bone once every two days. If this does not drive the bugs oif we water the vines with the solution of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871030
  • 9781236871039