Children's Gardens for School and Home: A Manual of Cooperative Gardening

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Appleton, 1904 - Children's gardens - 235 pages

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Page 31 - ... part of the yard. Avoid a place where the dripping from the roof will fall on the bed. Best effects are produced by planting all of one variety in one place. PREPARATION OF THE SOIL. Dig up the bed, as early as possible, a foot deep. Mix with the soil some rich earth, well-rotted manure, or leaf mold from the woods. Rake the beds and keep the soil fine and free from lumps. PLANTING OF SEEDS. See directions on the seed packet. WATERING OF THE GARDEN. Sprinkle the beds every day, if necessary,...
Page 31 - Make the box 6 or 8 inches deep, 12 to 15 inches wide, and as long as the window is wide. Fill the boxes with fine, rich soil and fasten firmly to the sunniest window. Place similar boxes on the porch or fence. Plant morning-glories on the side nearest the house and train up on strings. Plant climbing nasturtiums near outside, to hang down over the box. Plant calliopsis, zinnias, marigolds, asters or verbenas in middle of box. Plants should stand 4 or 5 inches apart.
Page 31 - Thin the plants when they are 2 or 3 inches high, on a cloudy day. when the soil is moist. Transplant seedlings pulled up to another bed, or give them to some friend. Take up a little soil with each plant. Use a trowel, an old kitchen fork, or small, flat, thin stick. PICKING OF FLOWERS. Do not allow flowers to go to seed.
Page 31 - THINGS TO REMEMBER Dig deep and make the soil fine on the surface. Keep pulling out the weeds all summer Sprinkle the seeds every day if the ground is dry.
Page 187 - Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home; Your house is on fire, your children will burn.

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