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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t slugs and earthworms frequentlyinfest the cabbages thus stored, and doa good deal of damage. It might bewell to place a solid floor of lime or saltupon the ground, and then pack thecabbages upon this. If to be left out after severe freezing has set in,one should put additional covering, such as straw, corn-stalks or marshhay, over the whole heap. Mr. Burpees little book, Cabbage andCauliflower for Profit/ written by J. M. Lupton, a prominent cabbage-grower, suggests the following plan for early winter sales: Take thecabbages up with the roots on, and store in well-ventilated cellars,where they will keep till mid-winter. Or stack them in some shelteredposition about the barn, placing one above the other in tiers, with theroots inside, and covering deeply with seaweed; or if this cannot beobtained, something like cornstalks may be used to keep them fromthe weather as much as possible (Fig. 299). When thus stored, theymay be obtained any time during the winter when prices arefavorable.
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299. A method of storing cab-bages. THE GROWING OF THE VEGETABLE PLANTS 471 the carrot Carrot. — While essentially a farm crop in this countryis nevertheless a most acceptable garden vege-table. It is hardy and easily grown. The extra-early varieties may be forced in a hotbed, orseed may be sown as soon as the ground is fitto work in the spring. The stump-rooted, orhalf-long varieties (Fig. 300), are sown for thegeneral garden crop. Well-enriched, mellow loam, deeply dug orplowed, is best suited to the requirements ofcarrots. The seed for the main crop may besown as late as July 1. Sow thickly, thinningto 3 to 4 inches in the row. The rows, if in agarden that is hand-worked, may be 12 inchesapart. If the cultivation is performed with ahorse, the rows should be from 2 to 3 feet apart.One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill. Cauliflower. — This is the choicest of allvegetables of the cabbage group, and its cultureis much the most difficult. While the specialrequirements are few, they m
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