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Do not leave the planning
of your garden until you are ready to put the seeds in the ground and
do it all in a rush. Do it in January, as soon as you have received the
new year's catalogues and when you have time to study over them and
up your record of the previous year. Every hour spent on the plan will
mean several hours saved in the garden.
shows typical Planting Plan. The scale measurements at the left and top
indicate the length and distance apart of rows. [Distances are
due to typing line constraints.] Planting Plan
Planting Table prepared
for one's own use should show, besides the information given, the
of each vegetable which experience has proved best adapted to one's own
The table shown in Planting Plan
gives such a list; varieties which are
for the most part standard favorites and all of which, with me, have
reliable, productive and of good quality. Other good sorts will be
described lather. Such a table should be mounted on cardboard and kept
where it may readily be referred to at planting time.
assigning space for the various vegetables several things should be
in mind in order to facilitate planting, replanting and cultivating the
garden. These can most quickly be realized by a glance at the plan illustrated.
You will notice that crops that remain several
years rhubarb and asparagus are kept at one end.
Next come such as will remain
a whole season - parsnips, carrots, onions and the like. And finally
that will be used for a succession of crops--peas, lettuce, spinach.
tall-growing crops, like pole beans, are kept to the north of lower
In the plan illustrated
the space given to each variety is allotted according to the proportion
in which they are ordinarily used. If it happens that you have a
weakness for peas, or your wife an aversion to peppers, keep these
and similar ones in mind when laying out your planting plan.
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