Transactions of the Annual Session of the Peninsula Horticultural Society Volume 1
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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...manuring and no manure, but no remedy was found. The scientists have told us nothing positively about it and we have contradictory facts bearing upon the subject. In Uaroline county we have good land that will produce 50 bushels of wheat per acre, it has done it and we raise good peaches on it. Then we have light sandy soil and when we manure that we get good peaches from it. But we have no yellows. If frost causes the yellows, why 'don't we have it in Caroline county as well as in Kent? But we do not plow deep. We can't find a man in the county that plows six inches deep, three inches is about the rule. So these iacts are contradictory to those Mr. Brown has given us. We should not give out anything that is not fact, but whatever we decide let any man take it up with confidence, knowing we have come to the truth. But if we cannot come at the truth of this matter let us have a full, free and fair discussion of it. It would be gratifying to hear from all present. CHARLES BARKER. It is a question whether we ought to plow deep. We do not do it and yet we have been free from yellows. I plow about two inches deep with a gang plow and two mules draw it very nicely. If I were to run it six or eight inches deep the expense of plowing would be much greater. THE SECRETARY. While there appear to be contradictory facts bearing on this question there are some general facts that are important. From 1835 to 1845 peach raising flourished about Delaware City and along the water-ways of New Castle county. But the yellows appeared and the business was destroyed. The first orchard of budded fruits was planted in 1832, and in 1835 the Reybolds commenced planting and put out hundreds of acres of trees; but the life of an orchard was only about 12...
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