National Geographic : 1932 Jul
COLORADO, A BARRIER THAT BECAME A GOAL Photograph by Charles M. Smyth SEEDS ON THEIR WAY TO THE PACKETS OF THE HOME GARDENER Colorado's soil and climate make it an ideal seed-growing region and its bright sunshine facilitates the drying and curing of the seeds. Drying trays near Manzanola. Photograph from D. V. Burrell WATERMELONS ARE FED INTO TIIE MACHINE AND THE SEEDS ARE THRESHED OUT FOR MARKETING Ninety-five per cent of all the cantaloupe seed grown in America and a large share of the watermelon and cucumber seed are grown on irrigated farms in the Arkansas Valley. Hundreds of acres of zinnias, petunias, and vegetables are cultivated yearly for their seeds.