Title: Horticulture; a text book for high schools and normals, including plant propagation; plant breeding; gardening; orcharding; small fruit growing; forestry; beautifying home grounds; the soils and enemies involved
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Davis, Kary Cadmus, 1867-1936
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening Fruit-culture
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J. B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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hoe or gardenrake. Continuous rapid growth is desired. This is attained byfrequent cultivation (Fig. 72.) When the growing season is aboutover they should not be cultivated. A second growth should notbe allowed by late cultivation or by late rains. The bulbs may bepulled and dried to prevent the second growth. Pulling is usuallydone when the tops begin to die. If the weather is dry and hot the106 ONIONS 107 onions may be left exposed to the sun for several days (Fig. 73).They are usually gathered in shallow boxes or open crates, andshould be handled very carefully. The shallow crates may bepiled one upon another in the wagon to avoid the onions beingbruised. They should be stored in a dry place. As cold weatherapproaches they may be placed in a cool but dry cellar. At notime should they be piled up. If dry air can get to them readilythey will keep for many months. There are three main types of seed onions, and a number ofvarieties of each type (Fig. 74). A popular variety of each type
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Fig. 71.—-When large weeds are pulled from the onion patch they may be put in weed sacksand carried from the field. (Michigan Station.) is here given. (1) Yellow Globe Danvers, (2) Red Wethersfield,(3) Southport White Globe. The Bermuda type of onion is grownsomewhat in the Gulf States. It is milder than any of the otheronions, and is popular on the market. Three varieties are RedBermuda, White Bermuda and Crystal Wax. Green onions such as are commonly sold in bunches in themarkets are easily produced in one of two ways. 1. Onion sets may be planted an inch apart in rows about onefoot apart. This may be done in very early spring, or if shallotbulbs are used in the southern states the sets may be started in thefall. The first growth from the onion sets may be eaten within afew weeks. 108 COOL SEASON VEGETABLES 2. In the southern states seed of silver skin onions or some otherhardy variety, may be sown in September or later and will survivethe winter with little or no protection. Alon
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