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REDUCE LATER THINNING—CarefuI sowing of seed at
proper depth will make it easy for plants to start growth.
Sowing Seed at Right Depth
Insures Fast Plant Growth
The language on the back of
a garden seed packet which tells
the buyer how to sow the seed
may be obscure to a beginning
gardener. It says: “Sow in
drills,” or perhaps “sow in hills.”
In gardening a “drill” is a
shallow trench in which seed is
dropped to grow in a straight,
easily cultivated row. A “hill”
is not a mound of soil except in
those sections of the country
where rainfall is extremely
heavy, or drainage poor. Else
where it is likely to be a hollow
where seed are sown to produce
a plant, or group of plants, that
have room to spread out instead
of standing upright in a row.
Hills are used for vines and
bushes. Three to six seeds are
usually sown in a hill, and the
Herb Garden Puts
Zest in Food, Uses
But Little Space
An herb garden does not have
to be large. A little bit of this,
and a little bit of that, goes a
long way to make a tasty dish
out of an otherwise just plain
eating meal. Herbs at the kitch
en door challenge the cook to
bigger and better epicurian de
lights.
Once ‘started, some herbs are
perennial, such as sage. There’s
nothing like a border or row of
parsley or chives along with the
herb garden. Parsley is used in
many ways, from garnish for
roast or chops, to flavor for
soups. If you haven’t had chives
id salads, or chopped in the
morning scrambled eggs, try it.
Some herbs are aromatic
rather than edible, such as
lavender for use in scenting the i
house linen department. The
blossoms can be hung and dried
in the attic, crushed, and placed
in airtight jars.
Try to set up a suitable place
for the herb garden near the
culinary department of the
home. Some folks use window
box arrangements outside the
kitchen windows. In the herb
garden area, one could add some
garden scallions.
Take stock. Decide what
delicate morsels the family
would like to tittilate the ap
petite. Remember, herbs are a
small item in the garden, re
quiring little care and give much
eating satisfaction.
Plant them. Tend them.
And invite your best friends
to dinner
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vino.
f plants thinned out to the num
s ber desired. It is good practice
1 to arrange your hills in straight
5 rows, however, for appearance
j and ease of cultivation.
It says on the seed packet:
! “Sow half an inch deep.” Do
* you get down on your knees and
; measure every seed? Os course
not. Seed sowing is not a pre
| cision job, and need not be.
Nature sows seeds in a very care
less manner. But the gardener
must take more care, to avoid
i the terrific waste in which nature
j indulges,"but he cannot afford.
The main point in sowing seed
is to take care not to bury them
so deep they will fail to emerge
from the soil.
For tiny seeds, press the edge
of a straight stick into the soil.
For medium sized seeds, make
the drill by using the end of
the hoe handle. For larger seeds
use the edge of the hoe blade,
pressed lightly if you‘want an
inch-deep drill, more heavily
for deeper sowing.
The depth to use depends
somewhat on the nature' of the
soil. In sandy loam they may
go a little deeper than in heavy
clay; and in hot weather they
should be at least twice as deep
as in the moist spring weather.
Above all, except on a heavy
slope, in making a drill, keep it
straight. Some gardeners use a
narrow plank as a ruler. A gar
den line is easier to handle.
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! heavy cords on reels are handy,
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But use the line as a guide,
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garden row may turn out to be
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fill up the drill and try again.
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