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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)

Rasmussen, N. A.
Fruit for everybody's garden,   pp. 45-50 PDF (1.5 MB)

Page 45

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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.
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.
(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
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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