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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DRILLING SEED. ROWS WOULD BE STRAIGHTER IF LINE HAD BEENUSED FOR FIRST ROW Chapter III SOWING AND PLANTING Oh, bend your back and sow the seed,For the glad spring days are Jiere, And he ivho labors Jias little needOf the liarvest time to fear.
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N the production of early tomatoes,peppers, eggplant, celery, cabbage, etc.,it is very important to have strong,thrifty plants ready for the field thefirst day it is safe to transplant. Adelay of a few days may be the causeof reaching the market too late tocatch the highest prices. ^ Testing Seeds.—The strength and vigor of a plant is largely dependentupon the character of the seed used, says Pennsyl-vania Bulletin No. 147. Old seeds are generallyslower to germinate, and frequently produce weakplants. It is, as a rule, safer to use new seed, and itis also important to procure large, plump seeds. Toavoid trouble and disappointment, it is desirable topurchase seed not later than January ist, and to testcarefully before making the main sowing. In theabsence of hotbeds at that season of the year, and ifno greenhouse is available, the test can be made inthe kitchen window. Count two lots of one hundredseeds of each variety to be grown, sow in separaterows in a shallow box, and count the
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