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Image from page 8 of “Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit” (1908)

Image from page 8 of garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit" (1908)">

Identifier: bigglegardenbook00bigg_0
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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places. ]Iy thanksgo also to the E. A. Strout Co., X^ew York City,and to a few^ well-known implement manufacturers,who kindly loaned me several photographs. Mostof the pictures in the book, however, w^ere especiallymade for it by expert photographers and engraverswho were carefully instructed regarding the practicaldetails of each picture. X^ow just a few hints about the hnal problem ofthe average gardener—the selling end of the busi-ness : Dont ship to every strange commission housethat solicits your consignment. Get a good solidhouse and stick to it. Or sell direct to storekeepers;or join or form a co-operative shipping and sellingassociation; or w^ork up a list of retail customers ofyour own. As an aid to the latter plan, the LongIsland Agronomist, Huntington, X^. Y., has evolveda shipping package which it calls a home hamper.It measures twenty-four inches long, fourteen incheswide, ten inches deep, and weighs about thirty poundswhen filled. It contains six baskets holding about

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6 HIGGLE garden BOOK one-half peck each; these are filled with vegetablesin season, from radishes to cauliflower. Assortmentis made to furnish soup, salad and substantial, withoccasional fancies, such as eggplant and cantaloupes.Home hampers are packed in the morning, shippedby express at 7 A. M., and delivered at the customersdoor in time for dinner; hence real sweet corn, crisplettuce, melting peas, beans, etc., all A No. i, areavailable for the table of the city dweller. Theaverage family uses two home hampers per week.Price, $1.50 each, delivered at the door, within thedelivery limits of the Long Island Express Companyand payable at the end of each month. Good idea,it seems to me. Try it. Send only fresh, clean, attractive products tomarket; sort, grade and honestly pack and mark eachpackage; give full measure; use only clean, neatpackages, and put your name and brand thereon.Keep the culls for stock feed; earn a reputationfor fancy products only. My earnest wish: May your garden

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Tagged: , bookid:bigglegardenbook00bigg_0 , bookyear:1908 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , bookauthor:Biggle__Jacob , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Vegetable_gardening , bookpublisher:Philadelphia__W__Atkinson_Co_ , bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress , booksponsor:The_Library_of_Congress , bookleafnumber:8 , bookcollection:library_of_congress , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection

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