Home Vegetable Garden eBook

Home Vegetable Garden
No patch of land is too tiny to create a superb home vegetable garden. And Home Vegetable Gardening is the perfect book to help you get started on the right foot. If you have always wanted to grow your own delicious, mouthwatering vegetables, fruits and berries now you can do it with a little planning and care and the excellent advice you will find inside this book!. After you have tasted how delicious home grown vegetables are, you will never settle for that ordinary store-bought produce again!

For some, the home vegetable garden is a hobby, for others especially in these days of high prices, a great help. There are many in both cases whose experience in gardening has been restricted within very narrow bounds, and whose present spare time for gardening is limited. It is as a "first aid" to such persons, who want to do practical, efficient gardening, and do it with the least possible fuss and loss of time, that this book is written.

In my own experience I have found that garden books, while seldom lacking in information, often do not present it in the clearest possible way. In Home Vegetable Gardening I have aimed to give you first of all practical information, and in addition to that, make it comprehensive, yet simple and concise.

Home Vegetable Gardening will guide you every step of the way with detailed instructions for everything from garden planning and preparing to planting, protecting, and harvesting.

If you want to learn how to garden, then this book is a must have for your library. Don't let another growing season go by without discovering the joy of growing your own vegetables and fruit.




 
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Nutrient Management In The Garden





Nutrient Management

In your garden

Twenty nutrients have been identified that are required by plants. While both macro and micro-nutrients are required
for good plant growth, over-application can be as detrimental as a
deficiency.

Soil testing

The making of better gardens in America.



better gardens
Better gardens?

It is with a feeling in which there is something of fear that I close
these pages--fear that many of those little things which become second
nature to the grower of plants and seem unimportant, but which
sometimes are just the things that the beginner wants to know about,
may have been inadvertently left out.

A CALENDAR OF OPERATIONS

One of the greatest difficulties in
gardening is to get things started
ahead at the proper time, and yet
upon the thoroughness with which
this is done the success of the
garden must depend, in large
measure.

BERRIES AND SMALL FRUITS

Berries
Berries-Small fruits
Besides the tree-fruits discussed in
the preceding posts, there is
another class which should be
represented in every home garden--
the berries and small fruits. These
have the advantage of occupying
much less room than the former do
and are therefore available where
the others are not.
The methods of giving berries proper cultivation are not so generally
known as the methods used with vegetables. Otherwise there is no reason
why a few of each should not be included in every garden of average
size.

PRUNING, SPRAYING, HARVESTING

Pruning
Pruning

The day has gone, probably forever, when setting out fruit trees and giving them occasional cultivation, "plowing up the orchard" once in several years, would produce fruit. Apples and pears and peaches have occupied no preferred position against the general invasion of the realm of horticulture by insect and fungous enemies. The fruits have, indeed, suffered more than most plants.

PLANTING: CULTIVATION: FILLER CROPS

Best trees
Best trees

As the pedigree and the quality of the stock you plant will have a great deal to do with the success or failure of your adventure in orcharding, even on a very small scale, it is important to get the best trees you can, anywhere, at any price. But do not jump to the conclusion that the most costly trees will be the best. From reliable nurserymen, selling direct by mail, you can get good trees at very reasonable prices.

HARVESTING AND STORING

Harvesting
Harvesting

For storing small quantities of the roots, such as carrots or beets, they are usually packed in boxes or barrels and covered in with clean sand. Where an upstairs room has to be used, swamp or sphagnum moss may replace the sand. It makes an ideal packing medium, as it is much lighter and cleaner than the sand. In many localities it may be hard for the gathering; in others one may get it from a florist.

THE VARIETIES OF POME AND STONE FRUITS

Fruit
Fruit

Many a home gardener who has
succeeded well with vegetables is,
for some reason or other, still
fearsome about trying his hand at
growing his own fruit. This is all a
mistake; the initial expense is very
slight and the same amount of care
that is demanded by vegetables, if
given to fruit, will produce apples,
peaches, pears and berries far
superior to any that can be bought,
especially in flavor.

INSECTS AND DISEASES AND METHODS OF FIGHTING THEM

Insects
Insects

I use the term "methods of fighting"
rather than the more usual one,
"remedies," because by both
experience and study I am more and
more convinced that so long as the
gardener--home or otherwise--who
cares to be neglectful and thus
become a breeder of all sorts of
plant pests, is allowed to do so--just
so long we can achieve no remedy
worth the name.