Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Fluke, Charles L., Jr.
Insects in everybody's garden, pp. 52-56 PDF (1.2 MB)
5FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF keep them moist, keep them in a warm place, keep them dark, and presently the tops will begin to grow and they will send out shoots, long big shoots from an inch to an inch and a half in diameter, and when these shoots are six inches or thereabouts high, cut them and use them for salad. There is another way you can do and that is, instead of putting the roots in vertically, put them sideways, lay them down one above the other, so that the roots will be horizontal and the crown will project, and in that case the foliage, instead of going up in a kind of shoot, turns up towards the light, and you will get another variety of the same thing. Personally, I prefer the former meth- od. All that you need to do is to be sure that your roots are well grown, that they are kept moist and kept in a warm place. Personally, I do not care for chicory, because it is bitter, but a little of it, with head lettuce, makes a very agreeable salad. DISCUSSION MRS. KROENING: Do you use a whole barrel, or a barrel cut in half, for rhubarb? MR. BROWN: A barrel cut in two is almost too short, because a big root of rhubarb will come well up to the middle of the ordi- nary barrel. QUESTION: Does this chicory that you speak of live over the winter? MR. BROWN: Yes. QUESTION: It is classed among the noxious weeds by the state, is it not? MR. BROWN: Yes. It is also classed among the desirable salad vegetables. You get quite a different plant when you have it in the garden, under garden conditions, than the small weeds scat- tered along roadsides. INSECTS IN EVERYBODY'S GARDEN CHARLES L. FLUKE, JR. With but few exceptions we find the same insects in every- body's garden that we find in everybody's farm and orchard, and to treat all these pests as we would like to in order to make clear all control measures would make a manual altogether too lengthy 52
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