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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Hepler, J. R.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 45: that vegetable garden PDF (1.0 MB)



usually the latter part of April. Plant about ten feet of row for radish
and lettuce and twenty of turnips and spinach. Make succession
plantings every two weeks until June to provide a continuous supply.
The main crop of onions should be started at this time and 200 feet of
row is not too much. Sets may be used for both the early onions and
the storing onions, but onions matured from seed will keep better than
those grown from sets.
                      Make Several Plantings
   The first planting of peas should consist of fifty feet of the Alaska
variety. Succession plantings of Gradus or Excelsior may be made
every two weeks until hot weather.
   Carrots, rutabagas, parsnips, and beets are started around May 10.
The amounts of these vegetables planted depend upon the size and
tastes of the family, but should not exceed 100 feet of row. The
Chantenay carrot, Breadstone rutabaga, Guernsey parsnip, and
Detroit Dark Red beet, are good varieties for the home garden.
     Three plantings of cabbage should be made, the first around May
 10 for the early crop, the second about June 10 for fall use, ant
 the third about June 25 to provide storing cabbage. Start the seed
 six weeks before the plants are needed for transplanting. A supply of
 summer greens may be had by planting about ten feet to Swiss chard.
    Although sweet corn is not entirely hardy, the early crop may be
 started at this time. Succession planting should be made until July 1.
 Golden Bantam, which excels in quality, Early Minnesota, and Country
 Gentleman are favorite varieties.
    Tomatoes, cucumbers, muskmelons and squash are all very tender
 to frost and must not be planted earlier than June 1, or until the
 ground has warmed up. From 25 to 40 tomato plants and 20 to 25
 hills of each of the above vine crops will provide a sufficient supply
 for the average family.
   Mineral salts are obtained from string beans,
asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, and numbers of other
vegetables. They make red blood, strong bones and
teeth, and save doctors' bills.
   Protein is obtained from peas and beans. It
keeps the body in repair by building up the cells
and tissues. This means health and strength.
   Carbohydrates are obtained from potatoes. They
furnish the body with heat and energy. Energy
means better work and bigger bank accounts.
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   T iake three or four plantings of string beans, two weeks apart
 Endive and celery provide the table with greens in the fall and should
 be-planted about July 10.


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