Title: Manual of gardening; a practical guide to the making of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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he pot 134. Straw-berry planter. is then pressed against the root by means of thefoot, hand, or the dibber itself (as in Fig. 131).The hole is not filled by putting in dirtat the top. For large plants, a broader dibbermay be used. An implement likethat shown in Fig. 134 is useful forsetting strawberries and other plantswith large roots. It is made of two-inch plank, with a block on top to actas foot-rest and to prevent the blade from goingtoo deep. In order to provide space for the footand easily to direct the thrust, the handle may beplaced at one side of the middle. For plungingpots, a dibber like that shown in Fig. 135 is useful,particularly when the soil is so hard that a long-pointed tool is necessary. Thebottom of the hole may befilled with earth before thepot is inserted; but it is oftenadvisable to leave the vacantspace below (as in b) to pro-vide drainage, to keep theplant from rooting, and toprevent earth-worms from en-tering the hole in the bottom For smaller pots, the tool
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The plunging ofpots. may be inserted a less depth (as at c). 135# Transplanting established plants and trees. In setting potted plants out of doors, it is nearly always ad-visable to plunge them, —that is to set the pots into the earth, —unless the place is very wet. The pots are then watered bythe rainfall, and demand little care. If the plants are to be THE HANDLING OF THE PLANTS 125 returned to the house in the fall, they should not be allowed toroot through the hole in the pot, and the rooting may be pre-vented by turning the potaround every few days. Largedecorative plants may bemade to look as if growingnaturally in the lawn by sink-ing the pot or box just belowthe surface and rolling the sodover it, as suggested in Fig.136. A space around and be-low the tub may be providedto insure drainage. Tub-plants. For the shifting of verylarge tub-plants, a box or tubwith movable sides, as in Fig.137, is handy and efficient.
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