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| 1893



57th Year


Howard Block Fenn, First and Federal Sts. = Pittsfield, Mass.

1893 - FRANK HOW ARD’S - 1950


Standard Tested Vegetable Seeds


SPECIAL NOTICE. We give no warranty, express or implied, as to the productive- ness of any seeds, bulbs or plants we sell and we will not be in any way responsible for the erop. Our liability in all instances is limited to the purchase price of the seed, bulbs, or plants—-FRANK HOWARD, INC.

SEED TREATMENT. All of our vegetable seed (except beets, chard, and onions) have been treated with Spergon. Spergon contains no mercury or copper and is non-injurious. Active Ingredient is 98% Tetrachloropara benzoquinone. It prevents seed decay and “damping-off”’. Stimulates growth. It is compatible with Legume Bacteria.

ASPARAGUS—Sow the seed thinly in rows 1 foot apart in April or May and keep down weeds; thin seedlings to 3 or 4 inches apart. Roots should be set out in spring in rich sandy loam, dug 18 inches deep, work in plenty of well rotted manure. Every fall a good dressing of coarse manure and our Garden Fer- tilizer should be applied after tops are cut and in the spring forked in. Never cut closely.

¥* MARY WASHINGTON—The popular, rust-resist- ant asparagus—rich, dark green color, a marked 1m-

provement over the old varieties. pkt. 15c; oz. 35c; Mlb. $1.00

“ASPARAGUS ROOTS—Mary Washington (New) 3 year old roots per root 5c; per doz. 50c; per 50 $1.75; per 100 $2.50


When ground is perfectly warm and dry, make drill

2 inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, drop the

beans 3 inches apart in the drills, cover not over 2

inches deep. Hoe well in dry weather. Sow every

two weeks for succession. Compost, or our Garden

' Fertilizer may be thoroughly worked into soil before planting.

Dwarf Green Podded Varieties

¥ASGROW STRINGLESS BLACK VALENTINE—attractive oval pods, nearly straight, dark green, fine quality and delicate flavor. 14 lb. 20c., 14 lb. 35c., 1 Ib. 65c., 2 Ibs. $1.20, 5 Ibs. $2.80.


Very early, round pods absolutely stringless, fine Se ane one of the finest snap beans grown; 14 Ib. 20c., % Ib. 35¢., 1 lb. 65c., 2 Ibs. $1.20, 5 Ibs: $2.80.

IMPROVED ROYAL WHITE OR KIDNEY—Excellent for shelling green or baking when mature, 4 lb. 15c., 14 lb. 25c., 1 lb. 45c., 2 lbs. .85c., 5 Ibs. $2.00.

RANGER—Seed white and cylindrical—excellent for dry beans. Matures in 56 days. 1% Ib. 25c., % lb. 45c., 1 Ib., 85c., 2 Ibs. $1.65, 5 Ibs. $4.00.

IMPROVED YELLOW EYE, Shell—} lb. 15ce, 14 Ib. 25c, 1 Ib. 45c, 2 Ibs; .85c, 5 lbs: $2.00:

%* Particularly suitable for quick freezing,


Dwarf, Green Podded Varieties

MAHOGANY RED KIDNEY—A good shell b 1 1 Srp: BIKSeoISE good shell bean, 14 lb. 20c., 14 lb. 30c., 1 Ib. 60c., 2 Ibs. BOUNTIFUL,—Pods grow to large size, are flat, fleshy and stringless, wh tender and fine quality. 14 lb. 20c; 14 Ib. 35c; 1 Ib. 65c ; 2 lbs. $1.20 : 5 Ibs. $2.80 aus Dace cee nee OU ety ssa It One reat tender and crisp. Pods , Jong and straight, round, ty, stri sad : ie : : _O8e; 2s Sieve epee meaty, stringless. 14 lb. 20c; % lb. 35c; 1 Ib. ORTICULTURAL DWARYF, or Dwarf Cranberry, productive; thick, fl ! : V4 lb. 35¢; 11b. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.85. Gee th ce MURIEL is

Our Fordhook Bush Lima Bean

Lima Beans—Bush

¥FORDHOOK BUSH LIMA, Concentrated strain Both pods and beans are very large. V4 |b. 20c; 4% lb. 35c; 1 1b. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80. 3

EARLY BABY POTATO LIMA,—A new and attractive variety. All America Silver Medal for 1940. 14 1b. 20c; 4% lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80.

*BUSH LIMA,—Henderson’s—An early Bush Lima, very productive, requires no stakes or poles, quality excellent. 14 lb. 20c; 14 1b. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.80.

BROAD WINDSOR, or FAVA,—4 lb. 20c; 14 lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80.


EARLY LEVIATHAN LIMA,—The earliest large lima pole bean. Enormous cropper,’ green podded, excellent quality. Pkt. 20c; Ib. 30c; 1 lb. 60c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.80.

KING OF THE GARDEN LIMA,—Heavy cropper, bean and pod very large. Pole. Pkt. 20c; 4% lb. 30c; 1 lb. 60c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80.

Dwarf, Wax or Butter Varieties Ylb. %lb. 1lb. 21bs. 5 lbs. * BLACK WAX, PENCIL POD,—Slender, long, round | pods, hardy and prolific, splendid quality, best of | the wax varieties, ; IMPROVED RUSTLESS GOLDEN WAX,—Hardy

and productive, pods flat, stringless, wax-like and . handsome, . .20 .85 §©.65 1.20 2.80

* KIDNEY WAX ROUND-POD, (Brittle Wax),—A handsome midseason variety, pods long and round, _ wax-like, stringless, fine quality, 20 :35 .65 1.20 2.80

20 .85 .65 1.20 2.80

SURE CROP WAX—Pods thick flat, golden yellow, strictly stringless, fine texture and quality, .20 .85 .65 1.20 2:80

Climbing or Pole Varieties Sow after danger from frost, and soil is warm and dry, in hills 4 feet each way. Poles 8 or 10 feet long, should be firmly set in hills before planting seed. LONDON HORTICULTURAL OR SPECKLED Pkt. %lb. 1lb. 2Ibs. 5 lbs. CRANBERRY,—A popular variety for shelling, 20 .85 .65 1.20 2.80

* Particularly suitable for quick freezing.


BEANS—Climbing or Pole Varieties—Continued

Old Homestead Pole Beans

¥* OLD HOMESTEAD, (Kentucky Wonder)—The most popular of the green podded pole varieties, enormously productive, tender and well flavored. Pkt. 20c; 1% lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80

SCARLET RUNNER—Grown principally for ornament, scarlet blossoms. Pkt. 20c; 14 lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20;_5 Ibs. $2.80

Detroit Dark Red Beet

ASGROW WONDER BEET, Earliest—Dark, deep red, ten- der, and of excellent quality—semi-globular. All Ameri- can Silver Medal. The best garden beet in every way. Early. An improvement on Detroit Dark Red.

CROSBY’S EGYPTIAN—Roots very dark red, flesh ae purplish red,

DETROIT DARK RED TURNIP—Round, skin dark blood- red, flesh bright red,

SWISS CHARD, Fordhook Giant—Grown exclusively for its leaves. The middle of the leaf can be used and serves like asparagus, the rest like spinach,

% Particularly suitable for quick freezing.

BEETS Table Varieties

Sow as early as the ground can be worked and every two weeks after, up to the first week of July for a succession. For general crop sow after middle of May. Sow in drills, 1 foot to 15 in. apart, and when well up thin from 4 to 6 in. Soil should be light, sandy loam, well enriched—very rich, danger of getting too ric

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of the best for deep soil, roots very large, very heavy cropper, .20 .65 2.00

SLUDSTRUP— Yellow oval, white fleshed 3 2000. 2.00

GOLDEN TANKARD, Flesh bright yellow, said to contain a large amount of sugar, . 20m OO


Mangel Wurzel


*¥ITALIAN GREEN SPROUTING, (Calabrese) plant forms solid green head; when central head is © cut numerous sprouts develop with smaller heads, cut with five or six inches of stem; prepare;like asparagus; pkt. 10c; 14 oz. 15c; 1% oz. 20¢; 1 oz. 35c.

Brussels Sprouts

BRUSSELS SPROUTS (Cultivation same as Cabbage.)

¥*LONG ISLAND IMPROVED—Compact heads, probably the best. Pkt. 15, 14 oz. .45


CULTURE.—Same as cabbage except that an extra amount of fertilizer and plenty of water may be used to advantage.

¥ EARLY SN OWBALL—The best cauliflower grown, a sure header, pkt. 25c; 14 oz. $.75.

¥* SUPER SNOWBALL—Atarts heading early and uni- formly. Heads medium large, compact, very white, _ pkt. 25¢e; 14 02. $.75.



* Particularly suitable for quick freezing.



Soil for Cabbage should be rich heavy loam, with good drainage. UWse an abundance of stable or our Garden Fertilizer, worked well into the soil. Sow in hot beds, trans- planting in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, 2 ft. apart one way and 12 to 18 in. the other, ac- cording to variety. For late crops, sow in May, transplant in July. If desired to cultivate with horse, set in rows of 2 ft. by 3 ft.

COPENHAGEN MARKET—The fin- est, large, round-headed, early Cabbage, solid, fine quality, short stemmed, 10c pkt., 25¢ % oz., 40c oz., $1.35 14 lb.

SELECTED LATE FLAT DUTCH,—A valuable late variety, one of the best for main

winter crop, 10c pkt., 25c 14 0z., 40c oz., $1.35 14 lb. Pkt. 4%Oz. Oz. WLb.

GOLDEN ACRE—Earliest round headed spe medium size, 3

hard, solid, . . : ig nlrdi arse | pemaets W mee rsa ae MAMMOTH ROCK RED cat and surest head TOC id. tee Lowe. OO 60 «1.75 EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD—The earliest cabbage, heads cone

shaped and solid . ars ; , : : mL coe <400 630.35 PERFECTION DRUMHEAD SAVOY,—Very tender, excellent

flavor, fine, ; * : A ; : : 10 .385 .60 1.50 HOLLANDER OR DANISH BALL HEAD,—Medium size heads, |

solid, best Keeping: cabbage grown, . . Z : . 7°20 .1.135 -.60+..1.50

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CHINESE (Chihli) CABBAGE. Earliest and most sure heading of the Chinese varieties. Delicate, mild, cabbage flavor, cultivation same as late cabbage. 10c pkt., 25c 4 oz.,

35c oz., $1.00 4 Ib. CARROTS

Sow from middle of May to first of July, in rows 10 in. apart for early, and 14 for main crop, or further apart if it is desired to cultivate with horse. Thin out to 5 in. in rows for early crop, 6 to 7 in. for main crop. Soil, light, sandy loam deeply dug, richly, manured,

hoe often, cultivate deep.

¥CORELESS, Nantes Benroren = Early, finest quality, deep orange, free from woody heart, 10c pkt., lic 14 0Z., 25¢ 02., ai 4 lb. |

¥* CHANTENAY—fine for home and market

garden and canning, roots deep orange, = smooth, tapered, stump rooted, 10c pkt. French Forcing Carrot ‘15¢e 4402., 25¢ 0o2., $.75 4 lb.

DANVERS HALF LONG,—(Stump rooted), popular, orange roots with broad shoulders. 10c pkt., 15¢ 14 o2., 25¢ 02., 75¢ 14 Ib.

* Particularly suitable for quick freezing.

FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 7 CARROTS—(Continued) prt 14 Oz. 02. 4% Lb

FRENCH FORCING—Small round root, the earliest variety 15 .40 .60 1.75 HUTCHINSON—Root 10 to 12” in length, stump root, deep orange, immensely produc- tive; excellent for stock or table. ULOUL 1S 6250 70


CULTURE.—Sow seeds in light rich soil, as early as ground can be worked, in drills 8 or 10 inches apart, cover seeds about a quarter of an inch deep, rolling or treading them if ground isdry. When fairly out of seed leaf transplant or thin from 6 to 8 inches apart in the row, and let grow until wanted to plant out. Keep well wet down in dry weather. Set out in July, 6 to 8 inches apart, (press soil firmly against roots), in single row in shallow trenches, having previously worked a good quantity of well rotted manure in bottom of trench. It is well to work thoroughly into the soi! under and around the trench a quantity of our Garden Fertilizer. Toraise good celery requires rich soil. Earth up twoor three times, taking care not to let the earth get into the heart of the plant.

DWARF GOLDEN SELF BLANCHING,—One of the best ah solid, Pkt. 40z. Oz. Lb.

fine nutty flavor, good size, golden yellow, : 25 .70 1.25 3.75 GIANT PASCAL,—The largest variety grown, fine nutty flavor, cilibae keeper, easily blanched, : , : 5 ; ; 10 .45 85. 2.75

GOLDEN PLUME, OR WONDERFUL,—A new, large, golden yellow celery, of very finest quality, easily blanched, somewhat earlier than the Golden Self- Blanching, good keeper,

CELERIAC (Turnip-Rooted Celery)

CULTURE—ASimilar to celery.

LARGE SMOOTH PRAGUE—An improved variety, round, smooth roots, the largest and best variety, Used for celery-like flavoring in soups. 10c pkt., 35c 14 02., 60c oz.

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CULTURE—Sow in June, transplant in autumn into sand in cellar.

LARGE ROOTED—10c pkt., 40c 1% 02., 70c oz.

WITLOOF—Sometimes known as French Endive. Sow in May or June in drills. Thin to 6 inches. for winter salad, cut tops to within one inch of crown, plant in soil in cellar, letting tops grow up through leaves, shavings or excelsior.. Moisten occasionally. 10c pkt., 40c 14 02., 70¢ oz.


TRUE GEORGIA (Southern)—Used in'the South ioe greens. An excellent source of vitamins. 10c pkt., l5¢ } oz., 40c oz. Witloof Chicory


Plant in hills 3 ft. apart each way, and five or six kernels in a hill. Hoe often, drawing soil up to stem after first hoeing. Break off side shoots. Make ground very rich. Use broad- cast or in the hill our Garden Fertilizer, worked well into soil. It has been found very beneficial to sow these fertilizers between the rows before cultivating and hoeing the second time. Me

We have been very careful in selecting the best and sweetest varieties of corn adapted to this section. The list below is arranged in order of maturity.

Vlb. lb. 1lb. 2lbs. 5lbs. GOLDEN HUMMER (Sunshine) Largest and earliest of

the yellow varieties, 74 days, pour SOat.00 e O0ieuz anw GOLDEN BANTAM—8 Rov, selected stock. Small, yellow

ears, delicious flavor, 79 days, ra) 50. 1 OO mes OU ween BLACK MEXICAN—Exceptionally sweet; 88 days, 20S oO (Doe ROU a2al0

*STOWELL’S EVERGREEN. The standard for quality, and the best known variety, remains a long time in suitable con- dition for boiling, 95 days, F208 BU Ae OogsoU rel U

POP CORN—Japanese Hulless—for seed. Ears chunky, white kernels, pop to large snowy white. Pkt. 10c; 14 Ib. 30c; lb. 80c.

HYBRID SWEET CORN Pkt.. Klb.. Ib. 2lbs. Slbs. SPANCROSS C13X3—Early—10-12 Row golden yellow sweet and tender, small ears. 73 days, 4 ee me Gio Pa ee 7as

MARCROSS C13.6—Most popular early yellow hybrid 10-14 rowed good quality.. Matures just before Golden

Bantam. 76 days, 4 WP 5 pao Fg we et ee Fe 55 ¥*¥GOLDEN CROSS BANTAM—Ears 10-14 rowed, kernels

rich yellow in color, excellent quality; excellent for can-

ning and market garden use. Matures just after Golden

Bantam, 85 days, ig Dor os 18: de, 875 WA 25 pc -peay AF)

_ Note.—The high elevation and short growing season in Berkshire County force us to select only the finest strains of these varieties of corn.


C38 HYBRID—14 lbs. $3.00 56 Ibs. $10.50.

CORNELL 29-3—A fine ensi- lage corn. 14 lbs. $3.00, 56 Ibs. $10.50

WEST BRANCH SWEEP- STAKES—Early and pro- ductive, an excellent en- silage corn.

14 Ibs. $2.00, 56 lbs. $6.50

A Local Field of our Ensilage Corn

* Particularly suitable for quick freezing,


SNOW’S PERFECTED PICKLE Excellent pickling cucumber, 10c pkt., 15¢ 14 02z.,

25c 02z., 75c \% |b.

CHICAGO PICKLING— Best for pickling, 10c pkt., 15¢e 144 oz., 25c oz., 75c%4 Ib.

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Same as Sweet Corn. Some prefer to plant in drills. Use our Special Corn Fertilizer, worked well into the soil when planting and before second hoeing.

EIGHT ROW YELLOW,—From selected ears, northern grown early varieties. Price 2 lbs. 35c, 14 lbs. $1.85, 28 lbs. $3.50, 56 lbs. $6.50


Sow curled variety thickly in shallow drills every two or three

weeks. Cut often. Bikes Y Oz. Oz.

EXTRA CURLED,—Used as salad .10 .30 .60 WATER CRESS—Grows along the banks of ponds and streams—a fine salad, 220 .60 1.00 CUCUMBERS

CULTURE—For very early crops, sow seeds in hotbeds upon pieces of sod. Transplant when danger from frost is over. For general crop, sow in open ground when danger from frost is over and again for a succession. For pickles sow from middle of June, to first week in July. Plant in hills 4 ft. apart, making hills rich.

JAPANESE CLIMBING—Good for frames or open ground. 10c pkt., 25c 14 oz., 40c oz., 1.00 14 lb.

IMPROVED LONG GREEN—The favorite for gen- eral crop, good pickler or slicer. 10c pkt., 20c 1% oz., 30c oz., 90c \% |b.

STRAIGHT-8 W. S.—Cylindrical, rounded at ends, medium green, attractive. Pkt. 10c, 1% oz. 20c, oz. 30c, 14 Ib. 90e:

MARKETER—Slender dark green. Excellent quality, uniform. 10c pkt., 20c 14 0z., 30c oz., 90c 14 lb.


Sow in early Spring in drills 14 in. deep and 18 in. apart, thin plants to 12 in. Keep clear of weeds. The leaves will be ready to cut the following spring. They are best if blanched, which can be done by placing two boards edgewise over the row.

Imyroved Thick Leaved Dandelion

ARLINGTON THICK LEAVED—Very much superior to common dandelion for greens. 25c per pkt., 1% oz. 85c, $1.50 oz.


Sow in hot beds very early in spring, transplant when 2 in. high into second

bed or small pots, or thin to 4 in. apart. Plant out after weather is perfectly settled and warm. Set plants 3 ft. by 2 ft.

BLACK BEAUTY—Earliest, dark color, 10c pkt., 35c 3 0z., 60¢ oz.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HYBRID—Early, prolific, deep purple. 10c per pkt., 35c 44 02z., 60c per oz.


Sow in June, July or August, || cover lightly, thin to 8 in. apart Water wellif dry. When leaves are |; 6 or 8 in. blanch by tying together | near top; at approach of winter, take | up with ball of earth and put in|

cool dry cellar. Handling of plants we Xo Hee Elant must be done when dry.

GREEN CURLED RUFFEC—The popular variety, one of the best |; salads for fall and winter use. 10c pkt., 25c oz., 75c \%4 Ib. :

FULL HEART (Florida Deep Heart) Escarole— Improved strain, larger leaf, broader, thicker, well-blanched hea. 10c pkt., 25c. oz., 75ce 14 lb.


GOURDS FANCY VARIETY MIXED, Many odd shapes. 10c pkt.


DWARF GREEN CURLED SCOTCH Grown for winter greens. 10c pkt., 25c oz., 60c 4 lb.


Sow in Spring in rows 18 in. apart, thin to 8 or 10 in., when thickened stems are 2 or 3 in. through above ground they are ready to eat and should be used at once. Cook same as turnips.

WHITE VIENNA 10c pkt., 25c 1% 02., 40c oz., Kohlrabi $1.45 14 lb.


Sow in hot beds, and in open ground as soon as it can be worked, sow again in 2 weeks for succession. Transplant in rows 8 in. apart. Cos should be started very early in hot beds, and to blanch should be tied. Lettuce requires very rich ground well pulverized, in fact, lettuce to be tender and crisp should have a rapid growth, otherwise it will be tough and probably bitter.

BIG BOSTON About twice the size and one week later than The Boston Market, produces large, solid heads,

light green leaves, slightly tinged brown, smooth. Pkt. 10c, 140z. 20, Oz. 80c, 14 Lb. .80.

GREAT LAKES—Sure heading, crinkled dark green leaves, large, Pkt. 440z. Oz. 14Lb 30

thick, glossy and well-folded. nL OG0s .55 1.60 HANSON IMPROVED—Sure header, excellent quality, very sat-

isfactory, leaves outer green, inner white, nearly smooth. 103-207, -e0 esd IMPERIAL No. 44 (Iceberg type)—Heads in warm weather, hard,

well formed heads with long leaves. :15 7.35 ,Saf08 32200 OAK LEAF—Harly, crisp, sweet tender variety. Leaves oak leaf

outline, medium green, compact. ~LO 2. 200 oben deed

IMPERIAL 847 BLACK SEEDED (Iceberg type)—Heads medium

large, hard, fine, stands up well in summer weather, resists tip

burn, better than Salamander. 715. G0", 608 eeu) COS OR ROMAINE WHITE PARIS,—Self-closing, an excellent

variety, very crisp and tender, inside leaves bleach greenish

white. 210: 420% (S08 ecw




Pkt. 40z. Oz. GRAND RAPIDS—One of the best forcing varieties, strong grower, tender, crisp and retains its freshness a long time after it is cut. Leaves loose, light green and curly. .10 .20 .30

PRIZE HEAD—Non-heading variety, very early, leaves green and red, thin, crisp, tender and curly. SLO 207 3.30


up to them as they grow. Rich soil is necessary.


ing shoots to induce early fruiting.

83 days.


HALE’S BEST No. 36—As- grow Strain—80 days. Thick, deep salmon-colored flesh; sweet, aromatic, fine quality. 10c pkt., 20c 4 o2., 35¢ 02., 95c 4 lb.

HALE’S BEST, Jumbo Strain —83 days. Flesh thick, sal- mon orange, sweet, of excel- lent quality. 10c pkt., 20¢ 14 o2z., 35¢ oz., 95¢ 4 lb.


CULTURE—Same as Musk Melon, only plant further apart, about 8 or 10 feet. COLE’S EARLY,—Very early, fine quality, excellent variety for this Pkt. Oz. 4Lb.

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CULTURE—Sow very early in drills 6 inches apart and 1 inch deep. Thin to 1 inch. When 7 inches high, transplant in rows 12 in. apart, deep as_ possible without covering center leaves. Water well if dry when planted out. Draw soil

BROAD AMERICAN FLAG—The best variety grown, 25c pkt.

CULTURE—Light, sandy soil, very rich, plant when ground is dry and warm, in hills from 4 to 6 feet apart each way, 10 or 12 seeds to a hill. When well up, and danger from insects is past, thin to 3 or 4 plants to hill. Pinch ends ot grow-

DELICIOUS (Early Bender; Bender’s Surprise)—Medium size, early, delicious flavor. 10c pkt., 20c 14 0z., 35¢ oz., 95¢ 14 lb.

section, 10 .25 8.85 NORTHERN SWEET,—Fruit small, nearly round, very deep red, crisp,

sweet, good flavor and early . 20 8.85 CITRON,—Red Seed,—For Preserving, a a gs


Sow thickly during early spring in shallow drills. Sow cariy in September for fall salad. FORDHOOK FANCY—Miild, bright green plume like—] Oc pkt., oz. 15¢, % lb. 35c.



A Mushroom Cellar Bed

Mushrooms are more easily cultivated than many people imagine and may be grown in any room or cellar where the temperature can be maintained at from 50 to 65 degrees. For the beds use a mixture of three parts horse droppings and one part good fresh loam. Before being placed in the bed, let the manure be put in some dry place to sweeten, mixing it thoroughly and turning it three or four times, when the loam may be added. Upon a dry firm bottom, make the bed by spreading a thin layer of the prepared mixture, pounding it firm, and continue this, till the bed is twelve inches thick. Leave it thus for about a week, or until the temperature has subsided to 85 degrees. Then make holes about ten inches apart, and put in each a piece of spawn about the size of an egg. Press the spawn firmly into the compost about two inches, leaving the top uncovered to allow the excess of heat and moisture to pass off without injury to the germs. After ten days, fill the holes and cover the whole bed with two inches of fresh loam, and over this place a few inches of straw. If the temperature is right, mushrooms will appear in six or eight weeks from the time of spawning. The bed will continue bearing from four to six weeks. If the surface of the bed becomes dry at any time, it should be moistened freely with water at.a temperature of 90 to 100 degrees.

Our stock of spawn is replaced a number of times during the season and is giving excellent results.

AMERICAN, Pure Culture—In bricks, per brick 40c. 20 bricks $6.50.


‘CULTURE.—Sow late in Spring when ground is warm, in drills 3 ft. apart, thin from 9 to12in. They should be well manured. . Pkt. Oz. %4Lb.

PERKINS’ SPINELESS,—Very early, pl Ore cos. 65


Sow inrich light soilin drills 1 ft. apart (or wider if to be cultivated with horse). Hoe or rake frequently to keep down weeds. Use our Garden Fertilizer.

YELLOW GLOBE DAN- VERS—Finest Strain— This seed is grown from the earliest, and best se- lected onions, and is very much superior to the aver- age seed offered.—Yellow Globe Danvers is the standard variety,"good yielder, excellent keeper. 10c pkt., 15¢ 14 02., 25c 1% oz., 40c oz., $1.30 4 Ib.

Yellow Globe Danvers Onion

‘“Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.” 13


LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD— Large yielder, good keeper. 15c pkt., 25c 44 oz., 45¢e 14 oz., 75¢ 0Z., $2.25 14 lb.

YELLOW SWEET SPANISH—Similar to Prize- taker but larger. One of the largest. Mild, white flesh, sweet, uniform, productive. Color ’pright straw; choice American stock, 25c pkt., 35¢ 14 02., 60c V oz., $1.00 oz.

SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE Large, firm, fine grained, mild flavor. 15e¢ pkt., 25c 4% OZ5 50c 1% o2., 85¢ oz., $2.50 14 lb.

WHITE PORTUGAL OR SILVERSKIN—A flat white onion, fine grained, mild flavor, good for pickling and bunching, good keeper. 10c pkt., 15¢ 44 02., 25c M o2., 40c oz., $1.30 %4 lb.

SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE Finest of red onions and a good keeper. Color purplish red skin, flesh white tinged with pink, strong flavor. 15¢ pkt., 25¢ 4 oz., 50c 14 02., 95¢ oz., $2.50 14 lb.


YELLOW EBENEZER—1 lb. 30c. WHITE —1 lb. 30c.

Our Selected Yellow Globe Danvers Onion Seed Price subject to change


Sow early, and until the middle of July in drills 1 ft. apart. Thin to 4 in. For winter use, trans- plant to light cellar.

MOSS CURLED (Triple Curled) Beautifully crimped and curled. 10c pkt., 15¢ oz., 50c V4 |b.

Moss Curled Parsley


Sow in drills 18 in. apart as soon .as ground can be worked in Spring in rich soil, well and deeply dug. Thin to 6 or 8 in. Keep weeds down.

Pkt. Oz. lb.

ALL AMERICAN—Roots large and broad-shouldered, medium length, fine texture, white color with small core 10.157 50

HOLLOW CROWN,—An excellent variety, fine quality, 10: «515.50



For peas, light dry soil is best. Sow as early as ground can be worked, and again every ten days for succession. Peas may be sown as late as August 15th. Medium and late peas must be planted early. Early peas may be planted early or late, and the extra early very late. Sow in single or double rows, according to variety, and about an inch apart in the row. Hoe often, keep ground clean and fine. Most dwarf peas will bear better if bushed enough to keep them from the ground. If the pea louse attacks the vines, spray every day with tobacco water of the same temperature as the atmosphere, using force.

Extra Early Dwarf Varieties

Hundredfold Peas

pislent Mlb. 1lb. 21bs. 5 lbs. 12 : WORLD’S RECORD EARLY-—New, very early, large

peas and pod, good quality, 2 .25 .45 .80 1.75 ¥* HUNDREDFOLD (Blue Bantam)—The best of the

extra early large podded dwarf varieties, 143.25 645) «680 «(1.75 ¥* LAXTONIAN—The earliest large podded dwarf pea,

dark green peas of high quality, 14% .25 .45 .80 1.75

Extra Early Varieties—Not Dwarf

Height lb. 1lb. 2Ibs. 5lbs. in ft.

PEDIGREE EXTRA EARLY—One of the very earliest peas grown, ripens evenly, pods well filled, in quality and productiveness it is fully equal to any of the early smooth sorts, 3 25 .45 .80 1.75

GRADUS—(Prosperity),—One of the finest extra early peas yet introduced. It is in condition to pick about five days after our Extra Early, pods large, well filled with wrinkled deep green peas, 2% .25 .45 .80 1.75

%* Particularly suitable for quick freezing.

‘‘Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.” 15

PEAS—(Continued)—Second Early Varieties

Height infeet 14]b. 1 Ib. 2bs. 5 lbs. ¥ THOMAS LAXTON—Very early‘and productive, pods large, finest flavor, the best for general garden planting 3 25 .45 .80 1.75

Tall Late Varieties

*¥ALDERMAN (Dark-podded Telephone)— Extra large dark pods, filled with large wrinkled peas of fine flavor, very productive, 4 ft., 4 lb. 25c, 1 Ib. 45c, 2 Ibs. 80c, 5 Ibs. $1.75.

CANADA FIELD,—Principally sown for feeding stock, 10c per lb.


CULTURE.—Sow in hotbeds in March, when soil is warm, set in rows 2 ft. and 18 in. ip the row. Hoe frequently.

Pkt. %Oz. Oz. YLb.

HARRIS’ EARLY GIANT—A favorite, large, mild, red, <> 10° .385 .60 2.25 LONG RED CAYENNE—Small, long, bright red, extremely hot, -10 =.30 .55 2.00 EARLY CALWONDER— Early, prolific, large, mild and sweet, .20 .50 .85

RED CHERRY Hot. Cherry- shaped, for pickles, pkt. 20c, 14 oz. 35c, oz. 70c, 14 lb. $2.30.

WORLD BEATER PEPPER—Large, smooth, flesh thick, mild and sweet. Pkt. 20c, 1% oz. 30c, oz. 60c, 14 lh. $2.00.


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing.



Certified Seed Potatoes

Grown in the northern part of Aroostook County on the Canadian Border

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE 100 lb. 744 Lb. 15 Lb. 60Lb. Sack

CERTIFIED CHIPPEWA, New type—White, light clear

skin. Flater and more oval than Green Mt., follows Irish Cobbler in maturity. 50 .90 3.00 4.65

CERTIFIED IRISH COBBLER,—The Cobbler is one of the

earliest grown, skin creamy white, flesh white, and of ex- cellent quality—heavy cropper. .60 1.00 3.75 5.75


variety, white flesh, oval form, excellent quality, heavy vielder. a fine keeper, POU hee a sae 2 OD

CERTIFIED KATAHDIN,—Late or Maine Crop Potato, shal- low eyes, white skin, good keeper and superior quality.

Matures after Green Mt. .00 .90 3.00 4.65 CERTIFIED SEBAGO—Late, oval, bright skin, shallow eyes, resistant to blight tuber rot. .00 .90 3.00 4.65

One ton of High Grade Fertilizer per acre is the usual amount used in Aroostook County, Maine. Spraying is thoroughly done about every two weeks for prevention of blight.

The Potatoes shown in cut were raised from our Maine Grown Seed, the crop was uniform, heavy, and of exellent quality.


CUOLTURE-Same as for squash, or may be planted with corn.

CONNECTICUT FIELD The popular one for general crop, usually grown in corn fields for stock. Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 1% lb. 55c.

KING OF THE MAMMOTHS- Very large, round, flat, yellow.

Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, 14 Ib. $1.00 SMALL SUGAR— Small,

round, yellow, excellent for pies. Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 14 Ib. 55e


Vegetables as sources of vitamins, minerals, and energyt

Ascorbic Kind of vegetable Vitamin A | Thiamine acid Riboflavin | Calcium Iron Energy Vitamin B | Vitamin C | Vitamin G value Calories

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¢ Data of the Bureau of Home Economics.


Double and Single-Wheel Hoes, Seeders and Cultivators

PLANET JR.—Two-wheel Garden

Tractors for plowing, discing, harrow-

ing, seeding, cultivating, mowing (lawn and hay) and snow plowing.

144 H.P., 2144;53 H. P., 5 H. P. with Briggs-Stratten Motors

Coldwell Hand and

Power Lawn Mowers

Sales and Service. Over 50 Years in the Business

(Left) Hand Mower

(Right) 21” Cut Power. Mower


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