VEGETABLE CULTURE

As a rule, we prefer to grow peas instead of peas. I can’t decide if this is due to sheer laziness. In city backyards, tall varieties may be a problem as it will be difficult to obtain poles. But this running nut can be trained along an old fence and with a little push will run to the tallest sunflower stems. So that solves the polar question.

There is an ornamental side to the bean question. Suppose you plant these tall beans at the very back end of each vegetable row. Make an arch with a flexible tree branch, tying it to form an arch. Train the beans on top of this. When one stands facing the garden, what a beautiful end this bean arch makes.

Beans like fertile, warm, sandy soil. To help the soil, be sure to dig deep, and work thoroughly for the bean cultivation. Never planted beans before the world warmed from a cold spring. There is another advantage in digging the soil early. This brings insect eggs and larvae to the surface. Birds that want to eat will even follow the plow to pick from the ground these selected pieces. A little lime working with the soil is helpful in cultivating beans.

Bush beans are planted in drill bits about eighteen inches apart, while rows of peas should be three feet apart. The exercise for the pyramid bush should go further than the exercise for any other dwarf pea, say three feet. The breadth of this space provides an opportunity to grow crops with a hoe. If the chickpeas climbs too high, pinch off the growing extreme end, and this will restrain the upward growth.

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Among the bush beans are dwarf beans, chickpeas or chickpeas, wax beans, limas bush beans, one of the varieties known as brittle beans. Among the pole nuts are pyramid poles, candles and scarlet runners. The red runner is a beauty for decorative effect. The flowers are dark red in color and go well with old hedges. It is quite beautiful in the flower garden. Where one wants a vine, it is good to plant because one gets vegetables, bright flowers and screens from one plant. When planting beans, place the beans on the ground with your eyes facing down.

Beets like rich sandy loam, too. Fresh manure introduced into the soil is fatal for beets, as it is for many other plants. But we’re going to assume that there’s nothing available but fresh dung. Some gardeners say to work this into the soil very carefully and thoroughly. However, there is a danger of the particle being next to the tender beet root. The following can be done; Dig a trench a foot deep, spread a thin layer of manure in it, cover it with soil, and plant it on top.

By the time the main roots invade into the manure layer, there will be little damage done. Beets should not be transplanted. If the rows are a foot apart, there is enough room to grow crops. Whenever the weather is really calm, then these seeds can be planted. The tops of the young beets yield fine greens. Greater attention should be paid to handling bits than is usually indicated. When the beets are about to boil, if the root tips and tops are cut off, the beets will bleed. This means the loss of good material. Pinching the part with your fingers and doing this not too close to the bit itself is a proper method of handling.

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There are large members of the beet and cabbage family called mangel wurzel and ruta baga. Around here it was bred to feed cattle. They are a great addition to a beef dinner.

The cabbage family is a big family. There’s cabbage proper, then cauliflower, broccoli or stronger cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi, a cabbage-turnip combination.

Cauliflower is a type of cabbage that is smooth and tall in color. It requires slightly richer soil than cabbage and does not tolerate frost. Frequent watering with manure gives him extra richness and the water he really needs. The outer leaves must be bent, as in young cabbage, to get the white heads. Dwarf varieties are best for growing.

Kale wasn’t a particularly special cousin. It can withstand frost. Rich soil is required, and early spring planting, due to slow ripening. It can be planted in September for early spring work.

Brussels sprouts are a very popular member of this family. Because of its size, many people who don’t like serving plain old cabbage will serve it. Brussels sprouts are attractive in their growth. The plant stalks walk into the sky. At the top, like an umbrella, is a dense leaf head, but this is not what we eat. Shaded by an umbrella and

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