Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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en followed with exactness; it should be adapted to the re- program we may arrange.For maximum and positiveresults, irrigation—now per-fectly practical on a smallscale—is necessary.KEEPING THE GROUND BUSY So far, in this country, wehave had too much land tobecome good gardeners.One half crop a year is allwe have tried to force ourgardens to give up to us.The time has come, how-ever, when it is worth whileto get two or more crops ayear, and as big ones as pos-sible, even if it does takemore thought, time, and plantfood to do it. Successioncropping is, as the term im-plies, following one crop upwith another on the sameground, as when you fork upthe patch where your earlycabbages have been cut off,and put in celery for Winteruse. Companion croppingis growing two crops on thesame soil at once. Perhapsthe most readily called tomind illustration of this isthe pumpkins among thecorn, but it may be made toapply to many garden cropsas well. Inter-planting is,where it is possible to use it,
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Full ears of Sweet Corn quirements of the family. SOME GOOD COMBINATIONS There are so many goodcombinations possible, andthe requirements of the in-dividual garden vary so thatno set scheme of plantingcan be fixed upon as thebest. Seasons, also, willalter cases, and it will gen-erally be found advisable toalter somewhat our plansduring the progress of theSummer months. It is neces-sary, therefore, for the gar-dener to make himself fa-miliar with the variousthings that can be done, notonly to enable him the morecarefully to plan his work,but to take advantage ofevery opportunity that arisesduring the growing season.A planting of seed may failto germinate, or come upvery irregularly, leavingroom for a catch crop ofsome sort. Lettuce, of all the com-mon garden vegetables, of-fers the greatest possibilityfor combinations,; with thepossible exception of rad-ishes, which are not nearlyso important. For Fall andWinter use, and even in mid- March, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 85 -50-0 Beet
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