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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n the North in the spring, and is not us-uallytransplanted. Row^s the same as for cabbage plants;thin the plants to about fifteen inches apart. Kaleis very hardy and is improved by freezing. Sea-kale: Differs from the foregoing and islittle known in this country. A spring vegetable,says Long Island Agronomist, earlier than asparagus.From seed sown in May good plants can be set,like asparagus, into a permanent bed in Septemberand will remain for years. Earth is lightly piledover the bed to a height of about a foot in earlyspring, and when the shoots come through this cover-ing they are cut off to the roots. This gives stalksof kale much resembling celery; pull the leavesapart as you would celery, cook in boiling saltedwater until tender and serve with drawn butter,with or without vinegar, as taste desires. Kohlrabi.—This is a turnip-rooted cabbage, andthe tuber is the edible part. Not much grown in theUnited States. Hardy. Sow the same as kale, anduse the bulbs when young and tender.
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Chapter XIICORN. BEANS. SWEET POTATOES Great helper in tJie cooks rare art.The complete garden does its part. WEET or sugar corn will do nicely onalmost any warm, well-drained, fairly-rich soil; it does especially well, I cantestify, on a turned-under clover sod.It is a tender plant and sowings shouldnot be made in the North until early inMay. In the garden, corn may best beplanted in rows about four feet apart(not in hills like the farmers fieldcorn). Sow the seed thinly in drills and cover abouttwo inches deep (see Chapter V in regard to tarringthe seed), and thin the plants when well up to abouteight inches apart. Cultivate, thoroughly. Make suc-cessional sowings at ten-day intervals, until aboutJuly 15th. Corn is usually sold at retail by the dozenears, and is shipped in various kinds of packages—crates, barrels, baskets, sacks, etc. The ears are notgood unless pulled at just the right stage of juicydevelopment. Varieties: Cory, Crosby, Early Minnesota,Black Mexican, etc., are g
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