Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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eto fifty at night and sixty to seventy during the day. Whenthe temperature of the room will not be too much lowered,air should be given freely for a while every day, care beingtaken not to let any cold draft strike directly on to the seed-boxes. In many cases the air in the room may be freshenedby opening a door or window in an adjoining room. If the if placed where the sunlight strikes them directly, should plants are kept near a window, on very cold, windy nights, be kept shaded by a piece of newspaper laid on the glasscovering, but the minute they are up they should receive allthe light possible and be kept near the window. THE CRITICAL PERIOD OF GROWTH From the time the cotyledons or seed-leaves appear it may be advisable to move them further into the room, orto put a layer or two of newspapers, which are splendidnon-conductors of cold or heat, between the glass and theplants. While most of the seeds sown will do well, asmentioned above, in a temperature of forty-five to fifty at
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until the seedlings are big enough to transplant is the most night, there are several that require fifty-five to sixty, to come along as rapidly as they ought. These include toma-toes, peppers, and egg-plants; melons, cucumbers, corn, andlima beans (which are sometimes startedin paper pots or on small pieces of in-verted sod packed together in a flat andcovered with fine light soil), and suchheat-needing flowers as Begonias, Salv-ias, and Heliotrope. These, fortunatelyfor the grower of plants in the house,may all come along after the early veg-etables: for instance, if cabbage andlettuce seed is planted in February andtomatoes and peppers a month or solater, they will be sprouted about- thetime the former are transplanted, andcan then occupy the space thus madevacant; and by the time these are readyto transplant, and put outside, theearlier vegetables will have been setout in the garden, so there will again beroom for the newcomers. All this may seem a lot of trouble togo to; but, as
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