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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r sowings, when the ground isdrier, are often covered four or five inches deep inmellow, light soil. Personally, I favor deep plantingfor all peas in the well-drained garden-—five or sixinches if soil conditions will permit. If this is prac-tised, it is safer to cover the seed only about threeinches at first, putting the remainder of the coveringinto the furrow when the pea sprouts are just com-ing through the first covering. This double-coveringprecaution insures the ability of the sprouts to pushthrough to the surface, and is especially necessaryin heavy soils. One quart will sow about lOO feet of HAND-SOWING OF PEAS IN FURROWS. COUrSC, plaut wltll 2L rot, cutworms, etc., may get part of it. Keep down weeds. When the plants are twoor three inches above ground, furnish some supportfor them to climb on-—brush, sticks, wire-netting,wires, cord, or whatever is handy. Continue tocultivate until the crop is gathered, then pull out andremove the vines and trellis, loosen up the ground,
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single drill; aboutone and a halfbushels to an acre.Thinning is seldomnecessary. Open thefurrows with a hoeor a plow or a culti-vator rigged as a fur-rower, and drop theseed by hand in acontinuous row. (Ex-tensive growers, of (tis better TO SOW LARGEAREAS WITH A SEED DRILl) seed drill.) Useplenty of seed, for PEAS AND POTATOES 8s and plant to some other crop. (Note: Peas requirea cool season and do not do well in the hot weatherof mid-summer; so they are an early-season cropthat permits of a following crop of something else—late cabbage, celery, etc. Successional sowings ofpeas should be made every ten days until June, thussecuring a regular succession of bearing vines. Inthe North, dwarf varieties of peas are sometimessown in early August for a fall crop.) Field culture: Let me say that the gardenerwho grows peas on a large scale for market or can-ning factory, as a rule plants and handles his cropsomewhat differently from the smaller grower. Forone thing, he generally sows the see
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