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........Beet and horse-radish........

Beets are sown early. The horse-radish is planted with bar or dibber as soon as the beets are up.

8. Peas And Radish

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Half-dwarf peas and an early maturing radish may be used if desired. Both crops are planted early. Dwarf peas may be planted 24 inches apart with a row of radish between. Early beets, bunch onions, early carrots and early turnips may be substituted for radish, but the spacing should be more liberal. Any of these crops will mature in time to grow a fall crop of carrots, turnips, lettuce or perhaps beans.

9. Beet And Late Cabbage

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............... Beet...............

......... Beet and cabbage.........

Sow early beets in May with rows as straight as possible. Cultivate with a horse. At the proper time, remove enough beet plants at intervals of 20 inches in alternate rows to set late cabbage plants. Any small early maturing crop may be substituted for beets.

10. Parsnip, Lettuce And Radish

Parsnip and lettuce........

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Parsnip and lettuce........

Seed of all these crops is sown early. After the radishes are sold, use horse cultivator. Care is required in cutting lettuce to avoid injury to parsnip.

11. Radish And Carrot

A Wisconsin grower sows early radish and carrot seed together in the same row. The radishes are removed before there is much injury to the carrot plants. Radish seed may also be used in the same way with salsify and parsnips.

12. Turnip And Radish

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............... Turnip ..............

Both crops are sown early. The radishes will mature first.

13. Onions And Celery

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............ Onions............

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... Celery after bunch onions ...

This plan has been used extensively on muck soils in the growing of the green varieties of celery. Late celery is planted in every fifth row after the onions in that row are large enough to bunch. The other four rows are permitted to mature. When an early variety of celery is planted and boards are used for blanching, the celery rows need not be more than 2 feet (or less) apart. Then it will be possible to plant only one row of onions between the celery.

13. Radish And Early Celery

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12"

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.............. Radish ..............

A very early variety of radish should be used so the roots will mature before it is time to plant early celery.

14. Onions And Asters

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..............Onions..............

A Wisconsin florist uses this unique plan. White Portugal onion seed is sown early to produce bunching onions. When there is no further danger of frost, asters are set 2 feet apart on the side of alternate rows. The onions are sold before there is any injury to the asters.

15. Onions And Cucurbits

Onions may be planted in rows a foot apart. At the proper time, plant muskmelons in every sixth row, or watermelons in every ninth row, or squashes every tenth or twelfth row, and space in the row as may be desired.

16. Lettuce And Celery

............. Lettuce .............

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............. Lettuce ...........

............. Lettuce .............

........ Lettuce and celery ........

Soil should be very rich. Strong plants of lettuce are planted as soon as possible. Every fifth row is removed for early celery, or it may be possible to sell all the lettuce, and intercrop with beets, turnips or Other small, quick-maturing vegetables.

17. Tomatoes And Strawberries

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Strawberries, planted in the spring as soon as the ground is dry enough; tomatoes (for the late crop), planted in June. Used successfully by some New Jersey growers. It is claimed that the tomatoes do well and that the yield of strawberries the following season is not affected.

18. Beans And Strawberries

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............ Beans ............

......... Strawberries .........

............ Beans ............

The strawberries are planted early and bush beans at the proper time. This is a popular system at Norfolk, Va. After selling the snap beans the plants are plowed into the soil. Strawberries are grown in wide mat rows.

19. Sweet Corn And Late Squash

Early corn is planted in rows 2 l/2 feet apart. Every sixth row is left vacant and planted with squash. Watermelons may be substituted for squash. The corn fodder, after marketing the ears, is cut and shocked.

20. Beans And Cucumbers

.............. Beans ..............

............ Cucumbers ............

.............. Beans ..............

Cucumbers are started under glass and transplanted at the proper time.

21. Tomatoes And Spinach

Drill spinach early in the spring in rows i foot apart. In every fifth row, set tomatoes 3 or 4 feet apart, and remove any spinach plants that may be in the way.

22. Strawberries And Sweet Corn

Set out strawberries very early in the spring, 2 feet between plants. When there is no further danger of frost, plant dwarf early sweet corn in the row between the- strawberry plants.

23. Tomatoes, Peas And Corn

................... Peas ...................

................... Peas ...................