Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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BRANCH OF HEROINE PEA—HALF NATURAL SIZE. culture profitable, either tor market or homeuse. This we noticed to be the case also on NewJersey sandy loam, where gardeners find theproduction of good Peas of almost all kinds soextremely simple and easy, even with no otherbut concentrated commercial fertilizers. This year we planted the Alaska on rich clayloam, heavily manured with barnyard compost,and such flrst-early smooth Peas we have neverpicked in any previous season; the vines were solarge and thrifty, the pods so numerous andfilled as if ready to burst. In quality also wefound our Alaska to be almost equal to any ofthe wrinkled Peas. And all this due to heavyfeeding! We shall not hesitate, hereafter, toplant the Alaska for earliest, when we have richsoil to plant it on. Plenty of nitrogenous matteris needed to bring out the leaf-growth, whichmust be the foundation of well-filled pods. Ofcourse, when thus grown, some sort of supportwill be necessary for good results. For a wrinkled
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