Jenkins, W. H.
Combination culture of flowers, fruits and vegetables, pp. 629-631
COMBINATION GARDEN OF FRUIT, FLOWERS, VEGETABLES ways try to break the crust after a rain. During dry weather keep a thin layer of cultivated soil on the surface, which causes moisture to rise from the water veins un- derneath, by the principle of capillary at- traction. It is safer to have on hand standard spraying solutions, and a good hand spray- er. Information concerning insect pests can be obtained from State agricultural in- stitutions. The plan here described eliminates much of the drudgery and disagreeable work that made the old-time garden with its beds and hills and short crooked rows, hand-hoeing and finger weeding, a place where the aver- age man did not love to be. Modern imple- ments and methods can now make garden- ing a recreation. One can get just as good exercise pushing a wheel hoe, as with a ten- nis racket, and can show better results. Our own fruit, vegetable and flower gar- den has materialized from a plan first worked out on paper, very similar to the one I have outlined here, and we get from it food for both mind and body. The flow- ers which finish out the rows or fill in some unoccupied space cost little extra work, and beautify the house, as well as awaken in us a spiritual sense of which, it may be, we were not conscious. A garden plan can be only a suggestion, and the one submitted is a general system which can be modified to suit one's conve- nience and needs. Lists of varieties cannot be given suited to all sections of the coun- try, but it is safe to grow those known to thrive in one's own locality. State experi- ment stations and colleges give free reliable information on tested varieties suited to all localities. Write early for catalogues from reputable seedsmen, make the selections and order early. In the diagram given with this article hardy and tender plants are grouped -to- gether according to space required. Late vegetables, as late celery and cabbage, can be transplanted to rows where early pota- toes, lettuce, peas, etc., have been grown. A hotbed will advance some of the vege- tables and flowers, and to any garden en- thusiast will prove an excellent friend to the seasons to come. Indeed the hotbed is, after all, once it is properly built, almost a primer of gardening in itself, and after a season's experience should be able to produce almost as many things as the famous box of Pan- dora, though far pleasanter ones to deal with. One's attention should also be called to the cold-frame, which differs somewhat from the hotbed, since it seeks rather to pro- tect early started plants than to push them to early growth and is in itself an excellent "halfway house" between the hotbed and the garden rows. PLAN OF I-ACRE GARDEN, 5 x 8 RODS. Daffodils and Tulips Narcissus and Gladio- lus Carnations Pinks Pansy Verbena Annual Phlox Petunias Asters Nastur- tiums Dahlias Sweet Peas Cosmos Roses Roses Hollyhocks Stocks Rhubarb Asparagus Strawberries Peas planted at different times Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, Onions Parsnip, Salsify, Beets, Turnips Seed bed for Cabbage, Cau- liflower and Celery Early Potatoes Wax Beans, Bush Beans Dwarf Lima Beans and run- ning limas .on wire trellis Melons and winter Squash, vines to run in Corn rows Sweet Corn Cucumbers, Tomatoes Currants and Gooseberries Raspberries Blackberries Grapes Dwarf fruit trees 631
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