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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rd-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 always satisfactory. If he cannot locate within easy driving distance of such aplace, then the next best thing is to choose a spotwithin easy reach of railway station or steamboatwharf, whereby quick transportation (preferably
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10 BIGGLE GARDEX BOOK without transfers) may be had direct to a goodmarket. And, in either case, let him beware of bador hilly roads over which he must pass to reach mar-ket or transportation line. Hauling big loads uphill or through mud or over ruts and stones is—well, it isnt good business. Slope, and Wind Protectiox.—I agree with R. L.Watts, when he says : For the production of earlyvegetables, the aspect or exposure is an importantfactor. Earlier truck can be produced on land witha southern or southeastern exposure. Locations notnaturally protected by hills or woodland may bemade warmer by the planting of hedges for wind-breaks. The Norway spruce is excellent for thispurpose. It is particularly important to have thecoldframe and hotbed plat well protected from thenorth and west winds. As TO Soil.—Any soil, he states, which producessatisfactory crops of wheat, corn and oats, will gen-erally give good results when planted with vege-tables. Some vegetables, however, require spe
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