Image from page 170 of "Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit" (1908)
Authors: Biggle, Jacob
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Atkinson Co.
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utmost dangerous, is the San Jose scale. This is around, dark scale with a central dot or nipple, andis not easy to see without the aid of a magnifyingglass. It attacks and kills many shrubs, osage orangehedges, trees, etc. The lime-sulphur mixture is thestandard remedy for San Jose. Seedsmen sell it bythe quart or gallon, ready-mixed. Or if you havemany shrubs or trees affected, write to your stateexperiment station or to the U. S. Department ofAgriculture, Washington, D. C, and ask for bulletinsabout making and spraying the lime-sulphur mixture.The time to use it is after the leaves are off—in thelate fall or very early spring. If the flower garden has a garden hose and waterunder pressure, most insects can be controlled bythrowing the water forcibly all over the plants everyday or so (but do not do this when the hot sun isshining on them). This knocks off nearly all kindsof bugs, lice, etc. Cnot scale insects), and they soonget discouraged and disappear. Chapter XVII SMALL FRUITS
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The berry garden is just the placeJVJierc summer lends peculiar grace.JJliaf possibilities niay lieIn things drazcn from its rich supply! tFIRST, let lis talk about strawberries.April is the best month in the Xorthto set the plants. Select almost anykind of good, well-drained land onwhich some hoed crop was grown lastseason. The soil should be deeplyplowed, enriched with manure and fer-tilizers and harrowed until line andmellow. Dig or buy plants from bedsset last season which have not yetfruited, so as not to get little potato*runners from old, worn-out plants. Select well-tested varieties that do well in your climate and soil,and which are liked in your local markets. For horsecultivation many growers set the plants in rowsabout four feet apart, and about eighteen inches apartin the row (7,260 plants to the acre). Spread theroots out well and deep : tread the soil lirmly abouteach plant: see that the crown of plant is level withground, and uncovered but not too high: pick offall blo
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