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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are usuallyobtained in the form of thinnings from the rows,leaving the remaining plants to mature. Beet greensare sold in bunches, leaves and all. Early beets are marketed in various ways—gen-erally tied in bunches of six with part or all of thetop attached. Main-crop beets are topped and packedin barrels, etc. Varieties: Among early kinds, these are myfavorites : Early Egyptian, Eclipse, Crimson Globe.Long Blood is a standard late variety. Insects and diseases : These, as a rule, are sel-dom troublesome. Wireworms in the soil sometimes THE HAND-THINNING OF ROOT Spray appHcd carly. Rota- Carrot.—For early use, plant the Short Horn,Oxheart and similar short-rooted varieties early inthe spring. Main-crop carrots for winter use (Dan-vers Half-long. Long Orange, etc.,) may be sown inthe North in early June, following early radishes, etc. The seed germinates slowly (soaking helps) andthe young plants are easily ruined by weeds or neg-lect ; but when once established the crop is an easy
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hurt the roots (see Chap-ter Vni for remedies).Root rot is occasionallyserious; lime applied tothe soil is a help. Beetrust and leaf-spot are fun-gous troubles on theleaves; remedy, Bordeaux CROPS IS AN EARLY ANDIMPORTANT DETAIL tion of crops is useful inall these troubles. ROOT CROPS 97 one. Sow the seed thickly, about half an inch deep;rows and thinning the same as for beets. One ounceof seed will sow about loo feet of drill; about two anda half pounds required for an acre. Americans eatvery few carrots and the market demand is thereforerather limited and uncertain. Fungi or insects arenot usually troublesome. Parsnip.—This is an all-season crop and shouldbe sown as early in the spring as the soil can beworked. Sown and thinned the same as carrots,except that one ounce of seed will sow about 200feet of drill; five pounds about one acre. The seedgerminates slowly. Varieties: For shallow soilsplant Early Round French, but if your soil is deepenough plant Hollow Crown, Guernsey or Ha
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