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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226. A barrel hand pump. 227. A barrel outfit, showing nozzles onextension rods for trees. 186 MANUAL OF GARDENING danger from any insect or disease that is controllableby spraying.
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Screens and covers. There are various ways of keeping insects away from plants.One of the best is to cover the plants with fine mosquito-netting or to grow them in hand-frames, or to use a wire-covered box like that shownin Fig. 229. In growingplants under such covers, caremust be taken that the plantsare not kept too close or con-fined; and in cases in whichthe insects hibernate in the 228. A truck-mounted barrel hand spray Soil, these boxes, by keeping PumP- the soil warm, may cause the insects to hatch all the sooner. In most cases, however, thesecovers are very efficient, especially for keeping the stripedbugs off young plants. ofmelons and cucumbers. Cut-worms may be keptaway from plants by placingsheets of tin or of heavyglazed paper about the stemof the plant, as shown in Fig.230. Climbing cut-worms arekept off young trees by themeans shown in Fig. 231.Or a roll of cotton may beplaced about the trunk ofthe tree, a string being tiedon the lower edge of the roll
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