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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HAND WEEDERS A REMODELED HOE SCUFFLE HOES the dotted lines in the accompanying picture; thiskind of a hoe is very useful at times, especially in thestrawberry patch. The narrow rake mentioned, can,in mellow ground, often be used easier and to betteradvantage than any hoe. Some gardeners prefer one style of wheel hoe,some another; there are several good makes on themarket and the amateur can not go far astray if hebuys any one of them. But I should not advise thepurchase of the combinations of seeder and wheel 50 BIGGLE GARDEN BOOK
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THE OXE-HORSE CULTIVATOR IS THE THINGFOR MEDIUM-SIZED AREAS hoe, etc., whichare on the mar-ket ; buy yourseed planters e p a r a t e 13^ Aw heel hoe, ifrightly used, is agreat labor-saver; but donot think thatyou can pushone steadilyalong like a horsecultivator — it should be sent forward with a series of little, quickpushes, an inch or so at a time. The single-w^heel hoeis mostly used for work between rows; the double-wheel hoe is especially adapted for straddling andworking on both sides of a row. Of the two styles, forordinary use, I personally prefer the single wheel—itis lighter, cheaper to buy, and easier to operate; butmany truckers and onion growers prefer the doublewheel for large areas. For the larger gar-den, or commercial truckfield, I should want anassortment of hoes of dif-ferent shapes and sizes, adouble-wheel hoe, a goodone-horse cultivator forworking between tworows, and (if the areawere large enough) a two-horse cultivator for work-ing two rows at once. KALEVIMAG
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