Garden Vegetables, and how to Cultivate Them

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J. E. Tilton, 1866 - Vegetables - 355 pages
 

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Page 236 - Of three specimens from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in length...
Page 240 - Yes, sir. around an inch and a quarter or an inch and a half in diameter?
Page 245 - All beans do best in warm, light soil, but will flourish in almost any soil or situation unless it be shaded or very wet. Plant in drills...
Page 89 - ... of every fruit useless ; on the contrary, they are protected by a skin so thin and delicate, that they are subject to injury from causes which would produce no perceptible effect upon the melons of Europe. Their flesh is extremely tender, rich, and sweet, and flows copiously with a cool juice which renders them still more grateful. To these important qualities they in many cases add the merit of bearing abundant crops of fruit, the appearance of which is always extremely beautiful.
Page 237 - Then place them on large earthen plates, or dishes, and put them in the sun to dry, which will take about a week ; after which, pack them down in small wooden boxes, with fine, white sugar between every layer. Tomatoes prepared in this manner will keep for years.
Page 228 - The specimens tested were rectangular in outline, and from an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. These were dried in a water bath (temp.
Page 147 - Make the drills three feet apart, and an inch and a half or two inches deep ; and sow the seed thinly, or so as to secure a plant for each foot of row.
Page 236 - Pour boiling water over the tomatoes in order to remove the skin ; then weigh them and place them in a stone jar, with as much sugar as you have tomatoes, and let them stand two days ; then pour off the syrup, and boil and skim it until no scum rises.
Page 172 - ... deep, will bring the seed up much sooner. Sufficient plants for any family may be started in a large flower-pot or two, placed in a sitting-room, giving them plenty of air and moisture. As soon as the young plants are about three inches high, prepare a small bed in the open ground, and make it rich, and the earth fine. Here set out the plants for a temporary growth, placing them four mches apart.
Page 146 - The midribs and stalks, which are separated from the lamina of the leaf, are stewed and eaten like Asparagus, under the name of

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