garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit" (1908)">
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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se portions ofthe tubers to sunburn and turngreen. The two illustrations show |the results of wrong and right |planting depths. There are severalgood machine potato-planters now ^ ^ ^ TOO-SHALLOW PLANT- on the market; but on small areas ing, resulting init is customary to open the furrows sunburned pota- . 1 . TOES TOO NEAR With a plow or horse cultivator or the surface hand hoe and drop the seed by hand, and then cover the seed in a similar manner. Cultivation should begin soon after the seed isplanted. Go diagonally over the field with a lightspike-tooth harrow, to break upthe soil crust and to kill anyweeds which may start. Go overthe field again within a week, theother way diagonally. Theseearly harrowings greatly lessenthe after work of keeping thefield clean. When the potatoesare several inches high, a culti-planted right— vator should be used betweenFOUR inches deep, j-ows. If thc grouud is well- RESULT : NO SUN- . , ,^ , . . . BURNED TUBERS Grained and 11 the seed is planted
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90 HIGGLE garden BOOK sufficiently deep, hilling-up is unnecessary. One handhoeing during the season may be desirable. Insects and diseases : Every few weeks I spraythe vines with a mixture of the full-strength Bor-deaux and Paris green. Spraying should begin wdienthe plants are about four inches high and continueas long as growth lasts. Thus bugs, early and lateblight, mildew, rot, etc., may usually be kept in checkwith one combined mixture. The potato-stalk weevilwhich sometimes bores in the stalks, can be keptdown by prompt gathering and burning of vineswhen the crop is dug; badly infested vines shouldbe pulled and burned at any time. Wireworms (not angleworms) are very slender,yellowish, hard-bodied worms that are often trouble-some in the soil; usually, however, these pests dis-like ground which has been heavily enriched withchemical fertilizers; tis said that fall-plowing, fol-lowed by a spring application of 150 pounds of ni-trate of soda, and 1,000 pounds of kainit to the acre
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