The Country Gentleman Volume 75, PT. 1

The Country Gentleman Volume 75, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...1,750 Total......................... $15,653 There is yet so be shipped: Onions, one acre, estimated, 300 bushels........ 300 Grand total.................... $15,953 These are net prices, f. o. b. cars at Wimauma, after freight and commission charges have been deducted. To these should be added about 18 acres of corn. which bids fair to yield from 25 to 50 bushels per acre. It is now in full silk and tassel; about 20 acres in hay, from two and a half to four tons per acre; about 10 acres in rice, which promises to yield 25 bushels per acre. The corn, hay and rice are on same land on which cabbage, potatoes and cucumbers were grown. A large percentage of the potatoes were grown on lands under first year's cultivation. R. F. BARTON, M. D. H illsboro County, Fla. _m_ and with no frost in the ground, that they are ready to begin growing at once. Many garden plants at this writ-ing (March 22) are well defined above the ground, and a honeysuckle shrub against the house wall has half-grown leaves. It may happen that the season takes a turn as it did, I think, in 1880, or possibly 1881, when, after a snowy winter, the snow suddenly took leave and everything began to grow, about as it would in Kansas. There were no frosts of account, and everything ma-tured, though after a while the season was not any more forward than usual. But now there are stinging frosts al-most every night, and though things have not suffered much yet, and the grass grows a little almost every day in the sun, it would be just as well if things would hold off a while yet. I do not recall a spring when leaves began to show so promptly, and I suppose that it is on account of the ground's being free of frost. Reports from the region around agree that the wheat on the...
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  • Paperback | 942 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,647g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988167
  • 9781236988164