Preparation and Care of a Garden for Vegetables

Preparation and Care of a Garden for Vegetables

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...apart, and 8 to 10 seeds in a hill. If the seed sprouts well, and the danger of bugs is past, thin out to three vines in a hill. That is, one will notice bugs on the plants but when they get to be six inches high the bugs do not affect them, then thinning out process is started. Hoe the plants, to keep all other growth out. The Squash develops about August 1st and continues to until late fall. It is a continuous maturing crop. If the weather is real dry, the roots may be watered, but not the vines. The striped beetle which attacks the plants as soon as they come through can be controlled by sprinkling slacked lime, ashes, road dust or arsenate of lead on the foliage when there is dew on it. A more dangerous enemy is the vine borer. This insect tunnels into the vines just above the ground and consumes the greater part of stem of the vine. The plant can be saved by covering the sec ond and third joint with dirt. Enough rootlets will develop to support the plant. SWEET-CORN Zea Mays Corn is planted in hills. Make small holes in the garden, 4 inches deep and 21/2 feet apart. The rows should be placed 3 feet apart. Three or four kernels are put into each hole, and then covered with earth to the level of the ground. Excellent results can be obtained also by planting the corn about 10 inches apart, one grain in a place, in rows spaced 3 feet. This gives plenty of room for the development of the plant and growth of cars, and affords more space for the distribution of the root system. Corn may be planted from May 1st to July 1st. In order to have a gradual maturing crop, corn is planted about every eight or ten days. Corn takes from 80 to 90 days to ripen. Hot weather makes it grow and ripen fast, but cool weather retards its growth. Sometimes...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819195
  • 9781236819192