Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Rasmussen, N. A.
Fruit for everybody's garden, pp. 45-50 PDF (1.5 MB)
"F-7 r - - - -- ;- - WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 45 BusH LIMA I plant bush limas 15 inches in a row 3 feet between varieties. 1st, Henderson's Bush Lima, 2d, any variety you fancy. Follow with Tall Lima. 1st, Early Leviathan, 2d, King of the Garden. POLE LIMAS Plant pole limas one foot in a row five feet between varieties. Drive poles in the ground 10 feet apart and staple a wire on the top and about one foot off the ground. Tie binding twine be- tween the two wires at intervals of one foot. They climb this very easily. Cultivate the same as peas and beans. FRUIT FOR EVERYBODYS GARDEN By MR. N. A. RASMUSSEN, OSEKOSH (From Reporter's Transcript.) I take it the Secretary meant small fruit for the back yard gar- den as this is a session entirely for the home garden, and I am going to confine my talk mostly to the strawberry and raspberry for the back yard garden, and to the varieties as much as to the culture. I think the back yard and farm garden people have learned some things about strawberry growing and got them definitely fixed in their minds that it would be better to forget. One of these is that you must have two varieties in order to get a crop. That is the thing that we ought to forget. And then I want them to forget that there is anything but Senator Dunlap at all, that there are any other varieties worth planting, and I think that they would have a great deal better success with strawberries. Commercially that could almost be said, but still in some places, for long ship- ping, we want the Warfield because it is a better shipper. There may be certain places, certain kinds of soils, that other varieties might prove a little better, but I would say, plant the Senator Dun- lap and plant that alone. It is not necessary to have two varieties to get a crop if the one variety planted is a perfect flowered va- riety like the Dunlap. Some varieties, the Warfield is one, that are imperfect flowered must be planted alongside some perfect flowered kind or there will be no fruit.
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