"This bulletin is intended primarily to show the importance of gardening in city and suburban districts and to encourage greater efforts in these sections. City gardening in back yards and vacant lots may be made the source of considerable profit and furnishes healthful exercise for the members of the family. Gardening under the conditions that exist in cities and towns is essentially different from gardening in the country, in that city people as a rule are not experienced in the art of growing plants. Proper organization and instruction are essential to get the most out of city gardening. In the following pages suggestions are given for conducting the work of organization, as well, as directions covering the preparation of the soil, the starting of plants, and the cultivation and care of all the more important garden crops."--Page 
Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry and the States Relations Service
Importance of city gardens -- Types of gardening -- Cost and value of crops from home gardens -- Labor and expense required to make home gardens -- Location and soil -- Size of the garden -- Arrangement of the garden -- Fences and windbreaks -- Succession of crops -- Rotations -- Seed -- Plants -- Hotbeds and cool frames -- Fertilizing the garden -- Liming -- Preparing the soil -- Time of planting -- Setting of plants -- Cultivation -- Irrigation -- Control of insects and diseases -- Saving surplus vegetables -- Directions for growing vegetable crops
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry; United States. Department of Agriculture. States Relations Service
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