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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buy plants of a nurseryman; or propagate from anold patch, as follows : Xew plants of the red rasp-berry and blackberry may be obtained by digging thelarger vigorous roots and cutting in pieces two orthree inches in length,according to their size;the smaller the rootthe longer it should becut. Cut the roots inthe fall and store inboxes of sand placed in adry, cool cellar untilspring. As soon as theground can be properlyprepared, scatter the rootpieces thinly in furrowsand cover with twoinches of light, loamysoil. Choose a moist, par-tially shaded situation,keep clean and free fromweeds, and by fall youwill have a good supply of strong, healthy plantsfor early spring setting (for the North I favorspring setting). An easier way, is to dig suckersor sprouts that come up along or between the rows,being sure to secure with each sprout a short por-tion of the cross root from which it grew; digand set these in permanent rows in the early spring.(Much of this digging, however, hurts a patch.)
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GET BKRRIES OUT OF THE SUNAXD INTO THE PACKING-SHED QUICKLY 1/4 BIGGLE garden BOOK Blackcap raspberries do not sucker from theroots and are propagated differently. When black-cap tips bend down near the ground toward autumn,new plants can be easily started. Bend down andbury each tip a few inches beneath the ground, hold-ing it in place by pegs, a stone, or the weight of alittle heaped-up soil. Most of the tips, if not dis-turbed, will take root and form nice plants by nextspring; at which time the parent canes can be severeda few inches from the new plants^ and the latter canthen be dug up and set out wherever desired. Planting-distances, culture, etc.: Blackberriesfor horse cultivation are usually set about eight feetapart in rows, plants spaced about two feet (2,722to the acre). Red raspberry rows, about six feetapart, plants spaced about two feet (3,630 to theacre). The plants, of both, sucker and run to-gether in the row in a year of two, until there is acontinuous hedgerow about
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