Title: Vegetable gardening. A manual on the growing of vegetables for home use and marketing
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Green, Samuel B. (Samuel Bowdlear), 1859-1910
Subjects: Vegetable gardening
Publisher: St. Paul, Webb publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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roughout the season. If, while the crop is growing, it is thought the plants re-quire more food, it may be supplied by plowing a shallow fur-row away from them on one side and putting in fine well-rottedstable manure, hen manure or compost and covering it with soil.This treatment supplies the food directly to the roots and is veryeffective. Nitrate of soda or other nitrogenous fertilizer mayalso be used to advantage rn this way. Celery and Onions Together.—In some sections celery isgrown as a second crop with onions. In this case every fourthor fifth row is left vacant when the onion seed is sown, and thisspace is set out to late celery plants at the proper time. If theonion seed is sown by the 20th of April, almost any of the well-known commercial sorts like Yellow Danvers or Red Wethers- CELERY. 183 field will be ripe by the middle of August, when they can beharvested; and then the celery can occupy all the land duringthe cool weather of autumn, when it makes its most rapidgrowth.
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Ficurc No 92.—CeleiT plant? which ha^^e been transplanted from theseed box into moist soil that is rich in rotted manure. Thus treat-ed, the celery forms a close, compact :Oot system, to which thesoil adheres in lumps when taken up. and on this account theplants are very sure to start well when set out permanentlv inthe field. Handling.—As celery grows naturally it spreads on the sur-face of the ground, like the carrot. The term handling refers tothe process by which the leaf stalks of each plant are drawntogether and some earth pressed firmly around them by thehands, to hold them in an upright position. After this is donemore earth is drawn towards the plants with a hoe, until thereis enough to prevent their spreading open. All celery plantsshould have this uprie:ht form before being stored, and it is all 184 VEGETABLE GARDENING. the bleaching treatment necessary for the self-blanching kinds.The land should be thoroughly cultivated and a furrow turnedtowards the plants on each si
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