Excerpt from Market GardeningThe income from the sale of vegetables is practically twice that produced from the great fruit industries of the country. Only recently, however, is Market Gardening receiving the attention that it merits as a subject in which valuable instruction may be given in our schools.The purpose of this little manual is to furnish, in a condensed and usable form, information co...
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 4, 2015)
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thods and best practices for growing and marketing the commoner vegetables. It is designed primarily for use as an elementary text on market gardening.Methods for the propagation, preparation of the soil for, planting, cultivation, harvesting and marketing of twenty-three of the more common and hardy vegetables are considered in detail. In addition, such information is given concerning soils, fertilizers, moisture requirements, seeds, germination, the preparation and care of hot beds and the storing and packing of vegetables as is necessary to a reasonably complete understanding of the whole problem. A special chapter is devoted to the location, planning and care of home and school gardens.Growers of vegetables in a small way for the home table, as well as those engaged in market gardening on a commercial scale, it is believed, will find this a practical, reliable and handy guide.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com