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1899 and After

Gardening

   

CowparsnipGardens are created and maintained in a few areas in the northern bush land. Trees and shrubs are cleared away, the land tilled and hardy root vegetables planted. In this way, potatoes, carrots, turnips and other root vegetables can be grown for local consumption. 

Fences are required to protect the vegetables from grazing horses. Such fences are of little value for protection from deer, however. While the growing season is short at northern latitudes, the results are usually worth the effort.

Reprinted from Bush Land People with the permission of the author. Copyright Terry Garvin, 1992-2002.

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