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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 14, 1974 Your garden By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. HARVESTING VEGETABLES FOR BEST QUALITY I am certain there will be more vegetables grown this year than over before because of soaring food costs. For one thing, they are much cheaper than those purchased from a food outlet and most important of all they are fresher and more tasteful. Not too much has been written on the ideal time to harvest vegetables and both quality and flavor can be lost if not carried out at the proper time. To get the best from them, here are some recommendations. Beets are usually more tasty when harvested at medium size. When grown too large, with rough ridges or cracks they are likely to be tough. Carrots have a much higher sugar content in mature specimens and keep better than the smaller, vounger ones. However, for eating fresh or preserving the small ones are preferred. Parsnips require a frost to bring "out or improve the flavor. Medium sized roots are best as too large ones tend to become woody. Radishes grow quite rapidly and do not stay usable too" long. Pick when large enough to use. otherwise they soon become soft and pithy. Turnips should be a modera'te size. Beans are a favorite and are grown in most gardens. They are best picked when the pods are 1 ;3 to '2 grown, while the seeds inside are still immature The pods should snap readily and be free from string. Broccoli should be cut when the buds are compact and before they start to open up showing the yellow color of the flowers.. Include part of the stem when cooking as this is quite delicious. After the main head is cut. secondary heads will appear in the axil of the leaves, giving a fairly long season of harvest. Brussels Sprouts are delicious but not as much grown as other vegetables. To be at their best the little heads should be hard and firm and a nice bright green color. A light frost improves the flavor. A popular member of the brassica family is cabbage. The heads should be firm when squeezed. Early- types, like the conical, may be three-quarters headed. The large, flat, late varieties should be firm. Cauliflower should be firm, white, and without leaves growing through the curd. Yellow- leaves indicate over-maturity or lack of water. Corn is picked while the kernels are still in the milk stage, usually when the silk to turn dark brown and shrivel. Do not pick if the kernels are small and soil as the flavor will be lacking. If large and hard, it is past maturity. Corn loses its sugar content very rapidly after being picked, so should be cooked as soon as possible after harvesting. Kohlrabi is best picked when 2'-z to 3 inches in diameter or slightly larger. They become woody when older or bigger. Lettuce may be picked as soon as headed or when the leaf type is large enough to pick. Another vegetable that loses flavor fast is peas. When ready to pick the pods are a bright green and fairly well filled. Daily picking is desirable as they lose their sugar content rapidly even on the vines. Old pods turn a yellowish color and the peas are hard and dry. Immature pods are flat and dark green. Power drills almost a must One power tool almost every homeowner usually acquires is a portable electric- drill. He may never buy another power tool, even desire one. but the electric- drill is just about a must. It is versatile, inexpensive and easy to use. Purchased originally to make hole drilling easier and faster, its use is soon extended to other areas. Accessories for the drill are many and varied. They have become increasingly wide- ranging, useful and versatile. With accessories, a drill can be used to grind, sand. saw. trim the hedges, power a pump. If a wire brush and a sanding disc are all you have for your drill, you're not getting everything out of the tool. The portable drill itself has become better in recent vears. HOME OF THE WEEK The Herald- At Home DESIGN -4-90 14.18 SQ. FT. The all new Toyota Corona. Now big car owners have something to turn to. In a test conducted by an inde- pendent testing organization: 39 big car owners were givenToyota Coronas to drive for a few weeks. They drove them in town and oui 01 town. Exactly the way they drove iheir big cars. The resuits? An overwhelming maioniy or the drivers gave the Corona an ex- tremely favorable review, with many of them remark ing especially on the Corona's'big car feel.' The tesf drivers may have been surprised, but we weren't. The Toyota was designed to bridge the gap between the big car and the small car from the drawing board on up. Everything about it was specifically engi- neered to meet the big car owner's standards: The Corona is 3 heaver car than ever be- fore With 3 longer whee'base. Unit body construction is utilized 'or strength and stability. You ride in a soiid steei cage, with steel reinforcing the roof over your head and the door panels at your sides. The front and rear are specially designed to crump'e a! a pre-de'errrined rate io absorb impact before it reaches the passenger com- Da'lrnent. We've even added bigger power front disc brakes, standard. The end resu'! is something you can 'actually fee' Gripping the wheel, the Corona feels firm. so''d. stable. Steering response and overall handling are excellent.TRadiai piy tires are standard equipment on four of the five models.) c'jshio-cr; 'eclining bucks' seats are soecia'i'y con'oureri to shape of your back. A six fool has plenty of knee and headroom There's more hip and shoulder room, too And ro.-.e; is there when you need u. fA'i'h'o'u: .i cylinder, 2 iiUo over- head cam What's more, the end result of our engi- neers' labours is something you can also see. Outside, the Corona is trim, neat and eleaant. inside, be surprised at the painstakma attention to detail. And when they were satisfied that they'd turned out an automo- bile that was exactly right for 'he times, our engineers added a few touches that put'' way ahead of 'hern. Like ESP. An electronic warning panel (Hardtop models only) that monitors 11 of the car's vital functions and actually ieis you know, automatically. something needs attention. A new bandless 3-speed automatic transmission (op- tional) with a smoother shift and less maintenance than any other type. And a gas saving 5-speed transmission. The console mounted 5-speed slickshift is standard (along with ESP) on the Corona SR Hardtop. There's even an easy-'o- remove instrument panel and simpli- fied front end alignment system to hold main- tenance costs down. All in all, it's enough 1o con- vince even the mosl aycd-in-lhe- wool big car owner that he can give up his big car without giving up most o1 the itrngs he buys a big car for For years we've been giving the small cat buyer something to 1urn1o. Big car people, now CORONA SR TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy. DESIGN R3-490 Sq. Ft. Casual living in today s j contemporary style is the keynote of the design illustrated. It will appeal to prospective homeowners seeking something unusual and interesting in interior treatment. The entire house and covered portion of the patio have an open beamed ceiling with beams running from front to rear and the ceilings inside carried on purlins spanning between the beams. The living room has panoramic windows extending from near the floor level to the underside of the ceiling and divided in a pattern of separate panels. The fireplace and chimney extend out to the terrace to include a barbecue grill in tune with today's emphasis on outdoor living. A trellis accents the division between the living room and kitchen" and also screens the basement stair entry. The family kitchen faces the front with easy access from front and side entries, basement, terrace and garage. A wall can easily be added if desired to divide the kitchen and provide a more formal separate dining room. HOME-O-GRAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvie St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose Si (plus 25c for handling) for "Home Designs for Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to 1.850 sq. n I enclose S1 (plus 25c for handling) for 'Home Designs for Canadians" Book 2 (larger homes, vacation D Please send free brochure showing sample -Home of the Week" designs and other design books available. Q Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design No. shown above. 3 NAME ADDRESS (Please Print) LETH The three bedrooms are well served by two full baths and there are gnerous cupboards everywhere. The plans show a second fireplace in the basement for a play room if desired. Laundry, fruit room and a two piece wshroom are also included. The design is suitable for any type of heating. Plans for Design R3-490 cost for the first set. each additional set and are supplied by return mail. Two new- books "Home Designs for Canadians" are available for each by mail (see coupon Book 1 presents des.gns for homes up to 1600 sq. ft. fot 1 storey and split level. 1850 sq. ft. for one and one half an 2 storey. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes. (Ontario residents add 7-per-cent Sales Tax on all Learning to turn water off COftOWA S HARDTOP rr.eT Testing Insv1. ic, U.S.A. Test By BARBARA A. CURRY This knowledge is vital not only for doing some minor pipe work but in case the toilet's cup runneth over. Preferably, do a "better safe than sorry" bit and find where any or all of these cutoffs are soon after moving in. Apartments, especially old ones, are something else again. Some just blissfully ignore the fixture cut-off valves. You might as well do the same and pray a little. I disaster strikes, run for the super and hope he's around to turn off the water. Mercifully, there is usually a cut-off valve (a wheel- looking thing or two if there is hot and cold water) on the pipe leading to each plumbing fixture. In newer apartments, where the bathroom backs up to the kitchen, you'll sometimes find the cut-off valves for the bathroom under the kitchen sink. There arc so many versions of these and probably no picture will match yours. Be of good cheer. The of faucets, no matter how fancy the facade, arc essentially the same. To control the water, there is a little water-tight plug i washer 1 that seals the hole irom whence springeth the water. When you turn on Uie water you "unplug" the hole, when you turn off the water you "phig" tlic hole. Tf> keep the water from coming up through the small space where the stem meets the handle (instead of out of Ihc hole it's supposed to) there's a seal called a packing mil. To fix what ails most laurels you have to get the handle off first. The big trick with some is to find the screw or not that keeps the handle in place. Keep looking. It's there someplace. Most times it's disguised as the H or C. These usually will either snap out or unscrew. Tur off the water if vou haven't already. Note the angle of the handle. in the "off" position so you can put it back in the same place when finished. To get the handle off. if you're involved with a chrome nut. cover either that or the pliers (wrench, depending on size) with tape so that the teeth won't munch on the finish. Remove the screw on the handle and work the handle free of the stem. The handle may be stubborn. If so. gently it off with a screwdriver or move it back and forth with your hands. Leaky faucet. If the problem is drip, drip and it's driving you nuts, look to the washer. Since you may not know what kind of washer is in there, buv an inexpensive assortment package at the five-and-ten. hardware store or supermarket. Get this before you begin your repairs. Now loosen and remove the packing nut. then the stem. Keep the parts in order so you don't add complications when reassembling. You'll find a screw in the. bottom of the stem. If the screw gives you trouble, pry out the washer from around it and then use pliers to remove the screw. If it's corroded or defective, replace the screw with a new brass one. Pick out a new washer that is the exact size and shape as the old and put it on with the rounded side down i if there is a rounded side. Some washers are Hat i. We Carry the Largest Stock of TREES SHRUBS in Southern Alberta FRUIT TREES Apple and Crabapple Raspberries Currants Gooseberries and others GARDEN SUPPLIES Sunshine Peat Moss Garden Bark Insecticides ORNAMENTAL TREES Mayday Trees Kelsey Double Flowering PinX Crab Royalty Flowering Crab Weeping or Semi Weeping Catagana Hew MacOonald Flowering Crab developed Lacombe. Alberta. SHADE TREES Laurel teat Willow Green Ash American Elm New TRISTIS Poplar Trees plus others. White antS Silver Birch op Jo 17. SHRUBS TryournewPotentffla also other varieties. Spireas Golden Elders Hardy EsAimo Roses Double Flowering Plum EVERGREENS Mugopine Junipers Spruce to 10 LAWN ORNAMENTS Bird Baths Flowerpots ___ _ IT'S MOT TOO LATE TO PLANT! All our trees and shrubs are in paper mache pots- ready 1or planling-planl pot and all. LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. f. ___ii.... f- mJt 1 fit Coaldale Highway Closed Sundays 5 East of letbbridoe PHONE 345-4633 ;