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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one- 126 HIGGLE garden BCOK half inches should be included with those intendedfor market. The crooked, cut and broken potatoes,and those affected with. > black rot, should be saved used. If you want to store a large crop, consultFarmers Bulletin No. 324 in regard to commercialstorage methods. If you want to store a few tubersfor home use, put them in ventilated crates or bas-kets in a dry, warm, frost-proof room. Do not putthem in the cellar. If each tuber is wrapped in apiece of newspaper, the potatoes will keep longer. Afew might be wrapped and put in paper bags andhung near the ceiling. Remember: That it is always advantageousto grade and pack goods with care so that the qualitywill run uniform throughout, and then mark the con-tents neatly on the package. That if perishable goodscome on the market late in the day they never sellso well or for so much as when in early. That thebest goods sell to the best trade, and other goods tothe cheap trade, and each has its level of prices.
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Pack for shipment inbarrels with burlap tiedover the head, or in baskets,or whatever package yourmarket prefers. The one-third-barrel, round, veneerbasket lined and topped withpaper, with a wooden cover,is a favorite Marylandpackage for fancy sweets.In Illinois the eleven-peckbarrel lined with paper is to feed to animals. ONE CLUSTER OF SWEETSWEIGHT, EIGHT POUNDS.BE CAREFUL NOT TOBRUISE Chapter XIII CUCUMBER. MELON. PUMPKIN. SQUASH planting date would be about March 15th. A lightloamy or sandy soil is best. Put a handful of com-plete fertilizer and a shovelful of well-rotted manureor compost in each hill, mix well with the soil andput two inches of plain dirt on top. I prefer lowhills that are very little if any above the ground level,each hill about a foot in diameter. Sow plenty ofseed—about fifteen seeds scattered all over the hill,covered half an inch deep and firmed with the backof a hoe. When the vines are well up, thin out halfof them; when the remainder begin to run, thinthe
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