Title: Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Biggle, Jacob
Subjects: Gardening Vegetable gardening
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Atkinson Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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OK SMALL AREAS THE HANDWHEEL HOE TAKES THEPLACE OF A HORSECULTIVATOR FERTILIZATION. CULTIVATION. IRRIGATION 5I
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There are various makes of good cultivators on themarket. I own three kinds, each adapted to onehorse : An iron-frame,a d j u s t a b 1 e-v^heel, five-tooth cultivator; a twelve-tooth machine; and onewith five spring-teeth. Allhave their uses and allare adjustable to depthand width. The first men-tioned implement has sev- for large areas the two- pral attachments side horse cultivator is erai auacnmenis ^ ^ ^ sometimes best shovels, side sweeps, rear hoes, etc.—which are often helpful for specialneeds; the flat, wide, surface-skimming sweep attach-ments are particularly good for killing such weedsas thistles, which are apt to dodge and escape theordinary cultivator tooth. Thinning Plants.—This often necessary workmust be done by hand early, when the seedlings arequite small. To get a sure stand of plants it isusual to sow more seeds in the hill or to put themcloser together in the row than is advisable for theplants later good, and then to thin or pull or cut outthe surplus plants
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