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John3 March 17, 2010 09:29 AM

Free Tomato Books 1800's - 1920's (PDFs)
 
Not only tomatoes books but books on farm tools, farming, school books for farming (yep they taught that in the schools) and more:D


Forcing tomatoes (1902)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/forcingtomatoes00beal[/URL]

Tomatoes and how to grow them .. ([191-?])
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924085711459[/URL]

Fertilizer experiments with greenhouse lettuce and tomatoes (1927)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/fertilizerexperim00lloy[/URL]

Fruits and vegetables under glass; apples, apricots, cherries, figs, grapes, melons, peaches and nectarines, pears, pineapples, plums, strawberries; asparagus, beans, beets, carrots, chicory, cauliflowers, cucumbers, lettuce, mushrooms, radishes, rhubarb, sea kale, tomatoes (1912)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/fruitsvegetables00turn[/URL]

Tomato culture; a practical treatise on the tomato, its history, characteristics, planting, fertilization, cultivation in field, garden, and greenhouse, harvesting, packing, storing, marketing, insect enemies and diseases, with methods of control and remedies, etc., etc (1919)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/tomatoculturepra00tracuoft[/URL]


Livingston and the tomato : being the history of experiences in discovering the choice varieties introduced by him, with practical instructions for growers (1893)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/livingstontomato00livi[/URL]

Vegetation and reproduction with special reference to the tomato .. (1918)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/vegetationreprod00krau[/URL]

Tomato culture; a practical treatise on the growing and cultivation of the tomato (1913)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/tomatoculturepra00vanc[/URL]

Tomato culture; a practical treatise on the tomato, its history, characteristics, planting, fertilization, cultivation in field, garden, and green house, harvesting, packing, storing, marketing, insect enemies and diseases, with methods of control and remedies, etc., etc (1907)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/tomatoculturepra00traciala[/URL]

The tomato: with cultural directions for maintaining a continuous supply of fruit, including also special instructions for amateurs, growers of fruits for markets, and exhibitors, a chapter on diseases and insect pests, and their prevention, and a list of sixty good and useful recipes for the guidance of cooks (1889)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003392283[/URL]

The art of cookery made easy and refined: comprising ample directions for preparing every article requisite for furnishing the tables of the nobleman, gentleman, and tradesman (1802)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/artofcookerymade00moll2[/URL]

[B]The book of a thousand gardens; (1912)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/bookofthousandga00fiel[/url]

PNW_D March 17, 2010 12:18 PM

What an interesting read this a.m.

and for those that don't have the time, zoom in and check out "Some Big Tomatoes"

[URL]http://www.archive.org/stream/bookofthousandga00fiel#page/20/mode/2up[/URL]

stormymater March 17, 2010 03:35 PM

"A little rough but good" :surprised::surprised::surprised:

ROFL! I WANT to grow THOSE Maters! OMG! :)):love::lol:

John3 March 17, 2010 05:11 PM

I typed in [B]American bee journal[/B] and found about 70 issues in pdf, etc

John3 March 21, 2010 12:24 AM

Not a tomato book but it looks very interesting

[B]The American orchardist : or, A practical treatise on the culture and management of apple and other fruit trees, with observations on the diseases to which they are liable, and their remedies : to which is added the most approved method of manufacturing and preserving cider, and also wine from apple juice and currants : adapted to the use of American farmers, and all lovers and cultivators of fine fruit (1825)[/B]

[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/americaorchardist00thacrich[/URL]

[B]Unfermented apple juice (1908)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/unfermentedapple00gorerich[/url]

jhp March 22, 2010 12:33 PM

I love the Book of a Thousand Gardens! There's even someone in there from my town!

[URL]http://www.archive.org/stream/bookofthousandga00fiel#page/12/mode/2up/search/danbury[/URL]

Thanks for posting it PNW_D and John3 too!

Penny March 22, 2010 12:45 PM

Cool, thanks, lots of reading there, good for a rainy day.

John3 March 31, 2010 02:29 AM

not tomatoes - I found this
Illustrated descriptive catalogue of grape vines, small fruit, and seed potatoes, cultivated and for sale at the Bushberg vineyards and orchards, Jefferson County, Mo., with brief directions for planting and cultivating (1869)
here
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/illustrateddescr02bush[/URL]

and this on on roses
The rose, historical and descriptive; gathered from various sources (1879)
[URL]http://www.archive.org/details/rosehistoricalde00shaw[/URL]

It's a cool place to search around at

Direct Sunlight October 6, 2011 05:51 PM

Those books are a fascinating read. When they talk about the work involved it makes me feel very, very lazy.

I was reading in the Henry Field book and one of the gardeners mentioned Paris Green. She used it on her cucumbers, beans, etc "about 8 pounds worth". It sounded familiar so I looked it up on the internet. Apparently it was used widely by artists and still is to some extent. It also kills, well, lots of things, including pretty much anything that eats it. Most arsenic compounds do that!

semi_lucid October 7, 2011 02:56 AM

[QUOTE=stormymater;161700]"A little rough but good" :surprised::surprised::surprised:

ROFL! I WANT to grow THOSE Maters! OMG! :)):love::lol:[/QUOTE]

So what variety were those things?:surprised:

Direct Sunlight October 7, 2011 11:34 AM

[QUOTE=semi_lucid;235898]So what variety were those things?:surprised:[/QUOTE]

In the 1919 book, Golden Trophy were listed as "a large rough variety". It doesn't say how good they were.

The article "Some Big Tomatoes" doesn't tell what kind they were. I believe I'll go with the normal and good, if given the option.

John3 February 16, 2012 11:42 PM

Tomato culture for amateurs. A guide to its successful cultivation under glass and in
 
[B]Tomato culture for amateurs. A guide to its successful cultivation under glass and in the open air (1905)[/B]



[url]http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003377466[/url]


:)

John3 February 16, 2012 11:43 PM

[B]The manufacture of tomato products, including whole tomato pulp or puree, tomato catsup, chili sauce, tomato soup, trimming pulp (1919)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/manufactureoftom00hier[/url]
:)

John3 February 16, 2012 11:45 PM

[B]Tomato raising in common gardens (1870)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/tomatoraisinginc00tayl[/url]

John3 February 17, 2012 12:06 AM

[B]Fertilizer experiments with tomatoes (1913)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/fertilizerexperi142dacy[/url]




[B]Tomato notes (1908)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/tomatonotes117muns[/url]




[B]The process of ripening in the tomato, considered especially from the commercial standpoint (1920)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/processofripenin00sand[/url]




[B]Fruits and vegetables under glass; apples, apricots, cherries, figs, grapes, melons, peaches and nectarines, pears, pineapples, plums, strawberries; asparagus, beans, beets, carrots, chicory, cauliflowers, cucumbers, lettuce, mushrooms, radishes, rhubarb, sea kale, tomatoes (1912)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/fruitsvegetables00turn[/url]




[B]Tomatoes and how to grow them .. ([191-?])[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924085711459[/url]




[B]On the growing and marketing of tomatoes (1897)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/ongrowmarktoma[/url]




[B]Growing tomatoes for early market (1910)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/growingtomatoesf00lloy[/url]






[B]Fertilizer experiments with greenhouse tomatoes (1937)[/B]

[url]http://www.archive.org/details/fertilizerexperim00lloyd[/url]


:)


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