garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit" (1908)">
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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in a fresh, crisp condition: Line up on a well-drained part of the ground three rows of heads, placed close together, turned upside down. Then with a team and plow, draw two furrows, throwing soil as much as possible on the cabbage. Then finish with shovels, placing five or six inches of soil on the heads. /fter the ground is frozen to the depth of an inch or two, cover with strawy manure to the depth of several inches. Insects and diseases : Root maggots are a serious 114 BIGGLE garden BOOK pest; consult Chapter VII for general remedies. Oneof the most successful remedies (for cabbage orcauliflower) is the use of pads of tarred paper. Thepads are cut in a hexagonal form in order to econo-mize the material, and a thinner grade of tarredpaper than the ordinary roofing felt is used. Thedotted lines in the illustration represent slits or cutsin each piece. Pads should be about two and one-half inches in diameter; one thickness of paper isenough. By having a steel die made, the complete
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pads can be quickly and easily punchedout. The pads should be placed aboutthe plants at the time of transplantingto the open ground. To place one,bend it slightly, to open the slit, thenslip it on the plant, the stem enter-ing the slit, after which spread the pad out flat, and press the points formed by thestar-shaped cut snugly around the stem. When inplace, the pad rests flat on the ground, completelyencircling the stem and fitting tightly around it—the idea being to prevent the root-maggot fly fromdepositing her eggs on stem near the ground. Plantswhile in the seedbed should be protected with mos-quito-netting. Cabbage worms—green and plentiful—are wellknown to every cabbage grower; they are the larvaeof the white butterflies which fl.y around cabbagefields. Remedies: The main secret of success isregular, persistent treatment nearly every week. Onetreatment alone does little good, owing to the factthat new egg supplies are being placed on the cab-bages by the butterflies all
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