. The book of a thousand gardens;. Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog]. 88 THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND GARDENS SUCCESS WITH WATERMELONS IN MAINE. From Mrs. Mary S. Allen, Litchfield, Maine. As the watermelons have got ripe and been gathered, I have got a little something to say now about the Princess watermelons. They beat everything I ever saw in the line of melons. They are somethmg fine. I raised from 20 seeds, 27 melons in all. I did not have as good a chance as I would have liked, but made it answer. There are trees around the garden so it was shaded some, but my melons were fine and there

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. The book of a thousand gardens;. Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog]. 88 THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND GARDENS SUCCESS WITH WATERMELONS IN MAINE. From Mrs. Mary S. Allen, Litchfield, Maine. As the watermelons have got ripe and been gathered, I have got a little something to say now about the Princess watermelons. They beat everything I ever saw in the line of melons. They are somethmg fine. I raised from 20 seeds, 27 melons in all. I did not have as good a chance as I would have liked, but made it answer. There are trees around the garden so it was shaded some, but my melons were fine and there has been more than a hundred people to see them. Boston people camped on our shore and my garden has been a great sight for them. I had a picture taken of my melons when I was working in them. I had some as big as 20 inches around each way, and several were 17'/2 and 18 inches around, and so sweet and nice. The biggest one weighed 5 pounds. I have learned how to plant them here in Maine. I made little paper boxes about as big as a tumbler, and filled with dirt. I made the boxes of thick paper pinned together with toothpicks. I planted the seeds in them in April and kept them in the house in boxes and set them out doors the first week in June. They were a surprise to the people here. They are sweeter than any other melon I ever ate and the grain is so fine. Well, I don't know as I can say any more to make it any stronger or to explain how pleased I am with my melons. If I am able to plant and care for a garden another year I shall raise some more of them, but I don't know how that will be for I am 69 years the 5th of last July, so it is uncertain with me, but the younger ones Mrs. Mary S. Allen, and her â 'Princess" Watermelons can learn from my experience. I am sending you one of the pictures. I think they are fine. You will see that the melons were so large that it was all I could do to hold them in my hands. The one in my right hand is a bit the biggest. Maybe some hav

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