Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Hatch, A. L.
The Door County fruit district, pp. 212-214 PDF (995.3 KB)
Notes on gardening and preserving fruits, pp. 214-216 PDF (620.9 KB)
WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. orchards doing better than this for in the case of my own orchard it should be understood that in it I have tried out several varieties that were unprofitable. I also made some mis- takes of planting and management that are now being avoided by later planters. It is a pleasure to know that many younger men are now engaged in a broader and stronger development of this splendid industry. NOTES ON GARDENING. BLAANCHARD HARPER. A Protecting Screen. The idea is not original, none of mine are, merely adaptive, or adopting-I can not remember where I read it originally, but as I use it, it is as follows: Get a number of heavy pieces of galvanized iron wire, Nos. 10 or 12, I think, cut into four feet lengths, then procure a num- ber of yards of "tobacco" (i. e., that used to screen tobacco plants) cheese cloth, in which tucks half an inch deep are run, at intervals of seven and a half feet. Run a wire through each tuck so that six inches projects beyond the cloth on each side to be stuck in the ground. In case of a high wind it is advisable to pin the windward side to the ground between the hoops. I use mine as a protection against spring and autumn frosts, sum- mer sun, and when watering a favorite row during a drouth. It enables me to lengthen the season of tender vegetables about six weeks every year. In the autumn, when the snow flies, I have the cheese cloth washed and use it year after year, and have done so for three years. I have also light frames fitting in place of my cold frame sash covered with cheese cloth, instead of being filled with glass, which I use to start young seedling in hot sum- mer weather. It is a great protection also against a burning summer wind, or a beating rain. I always remove it at night in hot weather and replace it in the morning as long as needed, and in cold weather, put it on at night and take it off when the sun shines. It is particularly useful in transplanting young lettuce, asters, endive, celery, etc. Try it! 214
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