Title: War vegetable gardening and the home storage of vegetables ..
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: National war garden commission
Subjects: Vegetable gardening Farm produce
Publisher: Washington, D.C., National War Garden Commission
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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e paper pot, a round, bot-tomless paper band or a berry box, filledwith soil may be used to produce plants PLANT FIVE MILLION FOOD GARDENS THIS YEAR ii for a hiil of beans, cucumbers, sweet corn,melons or other plants which are startedindoors. In transplanting these plantsmerely remove the bottom, if there is one,and sink frame and plants in the gardensoil. This prevents disturbing the rootsystems, which is important. WHEN TO PLANT. When heavy frosts are over, plant earlypeas, onion sets and seed, early potatoes,kale, lettuce and spinach. All of these will other too much some of them may be re-moved and transplanted to another part ofthe garden. The seed bed plan is useful forsuch crops as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts,late cabbage and tKe like. FALL PLANTING. It is well to plant,a fall garden of somecrops, for in spite of the risk of injury byearly frost the chances are in favor of satis-factory results. There can be no absoluterule as to the time of planting. The prob- ^M&i>-
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Fig. 9—Straight rows add to the beauty of the garden and are easier to cultivate. The simplest wayto lay them off is to stretch a line between two stakes and mark row with a hoe, hoc handle or stick. stand light freezing e.xcept potato plants,which must be covered with dirt whenfrost threatens. When frosts are about over plant rad-ishes, parsnips, carrots, beets, late peasand early sweet corn, and set out cab-bage and cauliflower plants. (.n oil anduseful rule is to plant corn when the oakleaves are the size of a squirrels ear). When all frosts are over and apple treesare in bud, plant string beans and latesweet corn, and set out a few early tomatoplants from the indoor boxes. When apple trees blossom plant cu-cumbers, melons, squashes, lima beans andset out the rest of the indoor jilants. SEED BEDS. Plants for second crops may be raisedin a seed bed occupying small space. Theseplants rnay be grown while the spaceallotted to them in the garden plan is stillin use for earlier crops.
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