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BENEFICIAL INSECTS

A number of the insects found in the garden, although of rather an alarming appearance, are great friends to the gardener. They are often entirely carnivorous, living on aphides and other small pests. Below are a few particulars of some … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO TO PESTS EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR

January During calm dry weather fruit-tree spraying should be carried out. Caustic soda or tar-oil winter washes may be used. If pruning is done this month, be sure to gather up and burn all twigs as they may be harbouring … Continue reading

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FUNGICIDES AND WEED-KILLERS

Bordeaux Mixture If required for only a few fruit trees, should be purchased in paste form and diluted as instructions given on the container. Where, however, it is desired to treat an orchard, the mixture can be made up from … Continue reading

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Lawn Pests

Moss This should be raked off, and a good dressing of lawn manure given. A dressing of lime will sometimes be effective. Fairy Rings These are caused by a fungi. The ring slowly increases and destroys all the grass covered … Continue reading

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TREATMENT OF PESTS AND DISEASES

PRACTICALLY every flower, fruit and vegetable under cultivation has its own special pest or disease. In many cases they are beset by numerous enemies, and it is almost a wonder they survive at all. Some pests can be dealt with … Continue reading

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COMMON FERTILIZERS

It may be remarked at the outset that the novice is well advised to rely on the many good general fertilizers, ready mixed for easy application, and sold in small quantities with full instructions as to use. It is not … Continue reading

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WHAT IS SOIL ?

Soil is not dead matter. It is full of living bacteria which need air and moisture in order to perform their duties. Air and moisture in the soil depend as much on its texture as on any chemical additions that … Continue reading

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CARE OF THE SOIL AND USE OF FERTILIZERS

THE first thing to do in the new garden is to decide what condition the soil is in, and what treatment it needs. The new garden which has been left by the builder is probably just a waste heap. It … Continue reading

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Methods of Propagation

Let us turn our attention for a few minutes to the structure of plants. In every form of life, Nature appears to have a double object. In the first place, there is the development of the individual life in flowering … Continue reading

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How to Sow Seed

Sowing operations vary considerably according to the type of seed, where it is sown and where it is to be grown. Perhaps the simplest of all seed-sowing operations is the one which every child at some time or other carries … Continue reading

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