Title: Horticulture; a text book for high schools and normals, including plant propagation; plant breeding; gardening; orcharding; small fruit growing; forestry; beautifying home grounds; the soils and enemies involved
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Davis, Kary Cadmus, 1867-1936
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening Fruit-culture
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J. B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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Fig. 91.—Scenes on exhibition days, out of doors. garden products, and school work,are often combined. Prizes are awarded for exhibits and best gardens. The prizes may con-sist of shrubs, bulbs, books, gold, silver and bronze pins and cash. (Rhode Island StateCollege Extension Department.) 154 SUGGESTIONS FOR garden WORK BY MONTHS Beds of winter onions may be set early in October. Give them alittle protection with straw or leaves as the winter advances. The sweet potato crop should be thoroughly dried by thismonth for storage through the winter. Parsley may be takenfrom the garden to continue its growth in coldframes or windowboxes. Many of the garden flowers should be taken in before they arekilled by frost. House pots and window boxes should be filled withcarnations, chrysanthemums, and others that have spent thesummer out of doors. Plant lily-of-the-valley, delphinium,hollyhock, iris and other hardy perennials. Ferns from the woods
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Fig. 92.—Students in a Minnesota high school doing the engineering work preliminary totile drainage. (Minnesota Station). may be identified now and may be transplanted later but beforethe ground freezes. Label each kind and then remove the topentirely. Fall is the best season for draining land (Fig. 92). Begin the workearly enough to complete it before the rainy season begins. November.—This is the best month for harvesting the fallcrop of potatoes. A deep pit or vegetable cellar that does.notfreeze will keep them well. Buiy potatoes, carrots and turnipsafter they have been piled in heaps on the ground. A foot of soilthrown over them and a heavy covering of straw or corn stalksmay save them nicely. Parsnips and salsify may be kept in thesame way or left in the garden rows to freeze. Their flavor is NOVEMBER 155 improved by freezing but they are less accessible while the groundis frozen. The horse-radish may be harvested this month. Selectthe small fingerlings for planting the next
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