Title: Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Biggle, Jacob
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Atkinson Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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eneer basket is a favorite in someof the eastern states. In some localities beans canbe sold in bulk to canning factories. White navy or other beans for winter use arefarm crops rather than garden crops and need not beconsidered here. Pole beans of the snap varietyare listed in seed catalogs, but the bush kinds alreadymentioned are more handy to grow and I preferthem. Lima beans: Plant about ten days later thansnap beans. The bush limas (Burpees, Hendersons,etc.,) should be planted in rows as advised for snapbeans, but spaced about eighteen inches apart in therows. No stakes or supports are necessary. Bushlimas are best for extreme northern localities, forthey do not require such a long season as the polelimas. Pole limas (Early Leviathan and King of theGarden are good varie-ties) are usuallyplanted, if in largefields, four feet aparteach way (2,722 hillsto the acre) and culti-vated both ways so asto save considerablehand work; or the hillsare often spaced threefeet in four-foot-apart
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PLANT ABOUT SEVEN LIMA BEANSAROUND EACH POLE 122 BIGGLE GARDEN BOOK rows, and cultivated only one way (3,630 hills to theacre). Manure and fertilizer are generally applied toeach hill, and the poles are set in the center, beforeplanting the seed. Plant about seven beans aroundeach pole, eye downward, cover about an inch deep,and when the plants are well up thin out to aboutthree plants to a pole. The seed is very apt to rotin the ground if soil is too wet or cold. A XewJersey bean grower informs me that he greases thebeans with lard before planting, and thus preventsthe rot of seed. He lards a quantity at a time ina large pan, working a little lard into the masswith his hands. One quart should plant about 100hills. The hills may, or may not, be raised a littleabove the ground level; personally I prefer themnearly level. Manure and fertilizer should be wellmixed with soil in eachhill, with a two-inch toplayer of ordinary earth.Poles are preferably ofcedar because that woodis so durable
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