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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)

Brown, C. N.
A winter garden for everybody,   pp. 50-52 PDF (726.4 KB)


Page 50


so           FIPrY-FIRsT ANNUAL REPORT OF
branches, something that would help to hold those leaves up and
keep them from smothering the plant. Leaves will lie as close
together as shingles, and so there is danger of smothering with
leaves.
Ma. MOYLEs m have you tried the Dunlap to see if they do well
in hill culture? Why not recommend these back yard gardeners
to plant sufficient plants and keep one single plant, good, big,
strong plant, cut off all runners, and raise choice berries. I do
not knew whether the Dunlap is fitted for that mode of culture,
but I know some of them are.
MR. RASMUSSEN: The finest strawberries I ever saw were
grown in the city of Milwaukee, and they were Dunlap, I know,
for I sold them to him. He took me out to see, and they were
grown in hill culture, and I did not think it was possible to get
so many fine berrie as a dwere grown in that garden.
A WINTER GARDEN FOR EVERYBODY
BY MR. C. N. BROWN, Madison.
(From Reporter's Transcript.)
I am not going o tell you very much about winter gardens. I
am going to tell you about three things only, parsley, rhubarb
and chicory.
I get a great deal of comfort out of parsley which I raise in
the wintertime. You can raise parsley just as easily as you can
raise geraniums. If you have a place where you can raise
geraniums you can have a bed of parsley for your soup, or
garnish, or for any other purpose you wish.
Late in the fall, after hard frosts, dig up your most thrifty
parsley plants, dig up two of them, if you have place for then
dig up three, but two of them will be quite sufficient. Take up
as much dirt with the root as you can. The root is something
like a carrot, only with a great many more rootlets. Cut off the
tap root about six inches below the ground, get a good ball of
earth, put it in a good-sized pot, cut off nine-tenths or more of the
foliage, reduce it down so that you have only got a few leaves at
the crown of the plant, giv e pot a thorough watering, jar it
down on the ground so that the earth which is around the roots
will be well packed and compacted around the roots. Afterh
watering it thoroughly, set it away in the shade for two or three


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