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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fterward sets the plants over each enrichedhill (his helper with a hoe first mixes soil with thehill of fertilizer and manure, puts more soil on top,and makes an opening for the plant). After eachplant is set the soil is firmly trodden around it withthe feet; the furrow, between hills, is either filledwith the hoe as the planting progresses, or the fillingis done by cultivating crosswise after the entire fieldis set. The after cultivation should be thorough andregular. When the vines are large enough to needsupport they should be tied loosely to stakes about TOMATO. EGGPLANT. PEPPER four feet high (higher, if desired), or supported onhigh wire or wooden trellises, or on low A-shapedframes or racks, or on piles of brush placed beneaththe vines—in fact, anything will answer that will keepthem off the ground. (Where large areas of toma-toes are grown the vines are seldom supported.)Pinching off the tips of the main upper shoots whenthe plants on racks are about three feet high is prac-
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SAME BACK YARD AFTER GROWING FLOWERS,VINES AND A HIGH SCREEN OF TOMATOES tised by a few gardeners, who claim that it makesthe fruit earlier and finer; some others train thevines to long stakes and regularly pinch off the sideshoots; many others do no pruning of any kind. Varieties of tomatoes : Earliana, Atlantic Prize,Chalks Early Jewel, IMatchless, etc., are well-knownearly red kinds, the first-named being especially early,I find. Stone, Acme, Perfection, Jersey Red, Match-less, Beauty, etc., are good main-crop varieties. To-mato varieties soon run out and new kinds areconstantly being introduced; so names change 138 BIGGLE GARDEN BOOK quickly. Peach, Yellow Plum, Red Cherry,Husk and similar tomatoes are sometimes grownfor preserves or as novelties. Marketing Tomatoes: Gathering should be donetwo or three times a week—sometimes every day—only picking the fruits that are ready each time. Ifto be shipped some distance, pick them when they arejust beginning to color—even sooner f
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