Title: Catalogue of seeds, agricultural & horticultural supplies and guide for the garden, field & farm
Year: 1895 (1890s)
Authors: Germain Seed and Plant Company Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs Flowers Seeds Catalogs Plants, Ornamental Catalogs Vegetables Seeds Catalogs Fruit trees Catalogs Greenhouse plants Catalogs Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Germain
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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ven to cattle while fattening, causing them to drink and digest theirfood; also useful as a green manure for plowing under. Per oz., 10c; lb., 60c. Flax, or Linseed. Best Riga. Per lb., 10c. Furze, or GrOrse. (Ulez Europeus.) Sheep and cattle browse on the young growth of this plant, with much relish. Also valuable for hedges and fences. Per oz., 25c; lb. $2.50.(xarvanzas, or Chick Peas. Largely used for soup. Per lb., 10c.Hop Vine (Seed). (Humulus Lupulus.) Well-known. Per pkt., 25c; per oz., $1.50. Jute. (Corchorus Textilis.) A textile plant, the fibres of which are used for making coarse sacks and cloth.It thrives in any good corn ground. Sow in drills eight inches apart, four pounds to the acre. It willoutgrow all weeds. May also be sown broadcast; six pounds per acre. Per oz., 15c; per lb., 75c. Lentils. (Ervum Lens.) Best Imported. Succeed best in dry, sandy soil. A leguminous annual, the seeds;of which are valuable for pigeons, and are also largely used for soups. Per lb., 15c.
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Spurry is first-rate for milch cows. 62 Germain Fruit Companys Liquorice. (Glycyrrhiza Glabra.) In pods; a perennial plant, the roots of which furnish the Liquorice ofcommerce. Per oz., 30c; lb., $3.00. Peanut. The Peanut thrives and produces best on a light, sandy, tolerably fertile soil, with a good claysubsoil. It possesses a long tap root, which extends deep into the earth, drawing thence the nutrimentwhich is beyond the reach of many of our cultivated crops. The soil should be deep and mellow, and wellbroken up. They may be planted from March to May in the pod, or shelled, two in a hill; it is best todrop about four in a hill on the level ground, the rows being laid off three and a half feet wide, and thehills two feet asunder; cover them two or three inches. When they come up, thin them to two in a hill,and if there be any vacancy, transplant. It is better to plant them level than on ridges, as they are lessliable to suffer from drouth. The only after culture they require is to
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