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Index of tips

Vegetable Tips
Making Pumpkins Grow Fast - 1918
Early Cucumbers and Melons - 1888
Substitute for Bean Poles - 1888
Get a Second Growth of Cabbage - 1945

Organic Insect & Weed Control Tips
Potato Juice as an Insect Destroyer - 1888
Weeds on Gravel Walks - 1888
Tomato Leaves a Remedy for the Curculio - 1888
Eggshells for slugs, snails, caterpillars

Miscellaneous Tips
Driving Nails Into Hard Wood - 1888
To Clean an Old Roof - 1888
To Render Wood Uninflammable - 1888

Handy Devices
Moving Large Tree 1919
Shade for Poultry Yard (Trellis)- 1919
Water Heater and Food Cooker - 1919
Window Stand for Seed Boxes - 1919



       Many people have to start all their early plants in the kitchen windows, and the space is usually rather restricted. The cut shows a stand with a series of boxes, one above another. Each box is pivoted by screws through the side pieces into the middle of the ends of each box. The boxes can thus be tilted toward the window to get the full sunlight. The next day the box can be turned about, and the boxes tilted the other way, as the sun draws the plants to one side and to the other. Small pegs hold the boxes in place when tilted. On cold nights the whole stand can be removed from the window.

How To Do Things (The Farm Journal) - 1919


  Window Stand for Seed Boxes