Sow seed rather thickly in row, using 1 oz. to
50 feet, but thin the young plants by pulling until the survivors are 4
inches apart. The pulled plants make fine greens for cooking or canning.
Grown like cabbage.
Set plants from indoor seed boxes
or pots 15 inches apart in rows, the rows being 30 inches apart. Between
these rows early lettuce, radishes, and other little crops may be planted.
Early cabbage should be gathered as soon as it has formed solid heads. Lat
cabbage may be stored in the trenches and covered with straw and earth.
Sow seed 1/2 inch deep, using 1/4
ounce to 25 feet of row. Thin to 2 or 3 inches apart when roots crowd each
the same as cabbages, except when the heads form, the loose outer leaves
should be tied together over the heads to keep out the light and bleach
Sow seed in
seed boxes and set plants in garden in June or July, 6 inches apart,
trenches 6 inches deep and 3 feet apart. Make the trenches 6 to 8 inches
wide at the bottom so that rains will not wash the earth over the young
plants. As the plants grow, cultivate the ground into the trenches. When
plants are large heap earth around stalks to whiten them.
This is a large rooted form of
celery. It is grown like celery, except that the plants do not need
bleaching. The large root is cooked for use. The plants should be protected
in freezing weather by straw or mulch (half-rotted manure and straw), and
dug when needed.
Plant 5 or 6 seed 1 inch deep in hills 3 feet apart. When plants are 4
inches high pull out all but 2 or 3 plants in each hill. Make new planting
every 2 weeks until July or August so as to have corn for use during the
Fig. 17––Corn, planted properly, at
depth of 2 inches.
Plant 8 to 10 seed 1 inch deep in hills 4 feet
apart. Later thin to 2 plants per hill. Do not plant until soil is warm and
frosts are over. Hoe or cultivate only until plants start to vine, then pull
weeks by hand.
Little plants from seed boxes are set 2 feet
apart in rows 3 feet apart.
In midsummer sow seed 1/2 inc deep and later
thin plants to 8 inches apart. To blanch hearts raise leaves and tie
together over heart.
Sow seed 1/2 inch deep in rows 18 to 24 inches
apart. Thin the plants until they are from 6 to 8 inches apart in the rows.
Sow seed 1/2 inch deep and later thin plants to
4 or 6 inches.
Sow seed 1/2 inch deep in rows 1 foot apart and
later thin out until plants are 5 to 6 inches apart. There should be
successive plantings, but lettuce is not grown in extremely hot weather. Sow
seed the last of August and in September to be transplanted to the cold
frame in October.
Roots may be procured from a seedsman or
neighbor. Plant one or two clumps of these roots in a corner of garden in
Grown like cucumbers except hills must be 6 feet
Muskmelons are difficult to raise and are not
recommended to gardeners who are not experienced in their culture.
Sow seeds when corn and beans are being planted.
Sow 1 inch deep a few inches apart in rows 3 to 5 feet apart. Thin plants to
18 or 24 inches apart. Until plants are almost grown cultivate frequently
and not very deeply.
Pick young pods every day to keep plant bearing.
Fig. 18––Corn, planted properly in hill, at a depth of 2
inches and with corner kernels 3 inches apart.**