Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society Volume 1

Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of four bushels per acre. It was applied when the berries were half formed. The effect of the salt is to supply the strawberry with moisture. It is sown broad cast. Mulches in winter with corn stalks, raking off in spring. Does no cultivating in the Spring. After cultivating a new plantation twice, allowed them to run. Does not think it any advantage to cultivate in the spring. Takes two crops from his plantation, and plows the bed under. Meantime has a new plantation coming on. Has only used ashes on the new plantation; applied them in the spring. Mr. Essex had used ashes with favorable results. Applied leached ashes an inch thick all over the ground. Dr. Farrell.--On Mr. Clay's patch, which yielded enormously, his ground was deeply broken up in the fall, and then twice plowed in spring before planting. Deep preparation of soil before planting is essential. Judge Brown finds strawberries grow best with him on new ground, full of vegetable mold and ashes, caused by burning the ground. Chip manure or vegetable mold are good manures for strawberries on this soil. Our soils here are benefited by the application of ashes for any crop. Mr. Baker said the best crops of strawberries he had seen was on land cleared, burned and not plowed at all. For two years they bore enormous crops. Vegetable mold and ashes are excellent manures. Mr. Blanchard had put in three acres two years ago, on new clearing, without plowing. He found that planting them about stumps brought excellent crops. Soil that is not grassy, and good, deep soil, will produce better crops than if plowed. Dr. Farrell had a different experience. He had planted in this slip-shod way, and got $150 per acre-for his crop, while his neighbor got $600 per acre from his cultivated field. Mr. Baker...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538188
  • 9781236538185