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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to 100feet will prove most satisfactory. To insure a gooddraft the flues must have a rise of three or fourfeet to the 100 feet of length. For this reason it isbetter to make the bed on a gentle south slope. Startthe bed eight or ten feet from the furnace. Theearth on the flues next to the furnace should be atleast three feet deep, tapering down to four or fiveinches at the upper end. It is best to have the bedextend east and west, and the flue on the south sideshould be within six inches of the edge of the bed.That on the north side can be a foot or more fromthe edge. At the fire-box the top of the flues shouldbe on a level with the top of the furnace, and bothflues should open into chimneys at the upper end.To save fuel the furnace should have a door. Greenhouses.—The construction and operationof greenhouses heated by the hot-water system, is build greenhouses unlessthey are operating on aVENTILATION MUST BE CARE- ygj-y largc scalc, iu which TTTTT TV DC-/~TTT ATTP* nO flT ACC _ – .
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hardly a subject withinthe scope of this littlebook; those who are in-terested in the matterneed a special volume—such as Prof. Baileys,The Forcing Book. Fewgardeners can afford to FULLY REGULATED, OR GLASSREMOVED ON WARM DAYS case they will find it HOTBEDS AXD COLDFRAMES 23 cheaper and easier to furnish heat by fuel in thefurnace than by manure in the hotbed. The air ofthe hotbed is liable to become very damp, as well astoo hot, and these two conditions may cause serioustrouble by the damping off of plants. When theweather is cold and the winds severe, it is difficultproperly to ventilate hotbeds without chilling theplants. All of the points are in favor of the green-house. GLASS POIXTS A hotbed, after the heat is spent, can be used as a cold-frame, if desired. The outside of the hotbed frame should be banked withmanure. This helps to keep in the heat. A properly made hotbed is good for six or seven orsometimes eight weeks; the heat gradually declines. If the hotbed manure is loose
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