Success in Market Gardening; A New Vegetable Growers' Manual

Success in Market Gardening; A New Vegetable Growers' Manual

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...spring in light, rich roil; transplant in May into beds and water freely in dry weather. The earthing up is done when the plants are nearly full-grown, and the bulbs should be covered to a depth of four or five inches. In about a month they will have become sufliciently blanched. The globe-shaped bulbous roots form the edible portion, and are commonly ready for use in October. For winter use they may be stored in trenches after the manner in which celery is kept; or placed in sand in a cool cellar. They are used on the table in various ways; they may be put into soups; or sliced and used with vinegar, making a most excellent salad; or cooked by boiling, after being scraped and sliced, till they have become very tender, after which they are stewed in just milk enough to cover, then seasoned with salt and served with butter. A very productive variety is known as "AppleShaped"; very regular, almost spherical in form, with a fine neck and small leaves; it may be planted very thickly and will yield a heavy crop. It is botanically classed as a kind of celery, and is often catalogued by seedsmen as a variety of that plant. CELERY (Apium graveolens). Although the culture of this crop has become widely extended, and the amount of annual product has vastly increased of late years and is still continually increasing, it is none the less a fact that the profitable management of it is a matter of exceeding difficulty. The crop is one that demands more careful and laborious attention than almost any other in the market-gardener's list. The seed is extremely small and remarkably slow in germinating, and this presents at the outset one of the difficulties of celery growing, viz., securing a good stand of plants to commence with. To...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882261
  • 9781236882264