Title: Fruits, vegetables and flowers, a non-technical manual for their culture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Gardner, Frank D. (Frank Duane), 1864-1963
Subjects: Fruit-culture. [from old catalog] Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog] Floriculture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia, Chicago, The John C. Winston company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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. Soils and Locations.—Soils containing a considerable quantity ofsand are best adapted to the growing of vegetables. Such soils are welldrained, easily calti-vated, and may beworked early in thespring. Sandy soilsare warmer than claysoils, and for this rea-son crops matureearlier in them. Theyare especially desira-ble for crops requiringhigh temperatures,such as eggplants,peppers and melons.Any soil, however,which satisfactorilyproduces general farmcrops,will,with propertreatment, grow goodgarden crops. The claysoils are avoided so faras possible by marketgardeners and South-ern truck growers. Southern or southeastern exposures are preferable for vegetable gardeningbecause they are warmer and, therefore, conducive to earlier crops.Northern and western exposures are satisfactory for the later crops. Naturalor artificial windbreaks are of advantage where there are cold exposures. Courtesy of New York State College of Agriculture, Ithaca, N. Y. From Cornell Reading Courses,Vol. II. 19
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Necessary garden Tools.^ 20 SUCCESSFUL FARMING Tillage and Tools.—The importance of thorough tillage in the pro-duction of vegetables cannot be over-emphasized. It counts for high yieldsas well as high quality. The conservation of soil moisture should be keptconstantly in mind. Vegetables are composed largely of water and enor-mous quantities of it are required in their growth. Fall plowing is oftenadvisable, especially in clay soils which are to be planted early the follow-ing spring. Early spring plowing, followed by immediate harrowing, isfavorable to the retention of moisture. The prudent garden maker will possess at least a small assortment ofcarefully selected modern tools or implements. Of the hand tools, thehand seed-drill and hand wheel-hoe are great time and energy savers andshould be employed in all market gardens and in most home gardens. Avariety of hand hoes and rakes should also be available. Stable Manures.—^All classes of vegetable growers recognize the valueof st
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