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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garden be a greatsuccess, whether planned for pleasure or profit. Elmwood. Jacob Biggle. CONTENTS PAGE Chapter L Preparation of the Land 9 Chapter 11. Hotbeds and Coldframes 19 Chapter III. Sowing and Planting 25 Chapter IV. Fertilization. Cultivation. Irri-gation 43 Chapter V. Spraying. Formulas. Garden Pests and Friends 55 Chapter VI. Asparagus. Rhubarb. Horse-radish .65 Chapter VIL The Onion 75 Chapter VIIL Peas and Potatoes 83 Chapter IX. Root Crops : Beet, Carrot, Pars-nip, Radish, Salsify, Turnip, etc 95 Chapter X. Lettuce. Celery 103 Chapter XI. Cabbage and Cauliflower. AlsoBroccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi iii Chapter XII. Corn. Beans. Sweet Potatoes.. 119Chapter XIII. Cucumber. ]Ielon. Pumpkin. Squash 127 Chapter XIV. Tomato. Eggplant. Pepper… 135Chapter XV. Miscellaneous : Artichoke, Cel-eriac. Chard, Corn Salad, Cress,Endive, Ginseng, Herbs, Leek,Mushroom, Mustard, Okra, Parsley, Spinach, etc 141 Chapter XVI. The Flower Garden 149 Chapter XVII. Small Fruits 167
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Chapter IPREPARATION OF THE LAND It is well to aim high even when getting ready to plantthings in the ground.—Harriet. f I ^HE man, woman or youngster whoreally wants a garden, will somehowmanage to have a good one regard-less of soil conditions, bad weather,measles in the family, or whether thearea of ground at hand is a squareacre or a square rod. But, of course,if one has a chance to select the siteand the soil, tis well to know whatto choose. LccATiON OF THE GARDEN.—If it is to be a familygarden, designed primarily to furnish an all-seasonsupply of fresh things for the home table, the loca-tion should be one handy to the house, but not handyto the hen-house. If it is to be a truck garden, primarily for profit,nearness to a city or fair-sized town is an importantpoint to consider. Why? Because market, manureand labor will then be within easy reach, and thegardener can more easily keep posted on market con-ditions. Long hauls are expensive; long-distanceconnections are not alway
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