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OF PROMI ' 'I RIC1 lies Every Advantage to and Distributor. and in Winter LAND Farmer Manufacturer Summfer iLLEi ZRCE t KHOBEE 4 AIM BEACH C51 lUDERDAtEi -I I AM I Y MONTH PLANTING 5 IN PUTNAM COUNTY ' ' lorida quarterly bulletin if cultural Department of the y of Florida gives a list, selow, of what experience ates can be -successfully ich month as the season able for each variety comes Y Asparagus seed, Brus its, cabbage seed and plants j r seed, collards, leeks, let jtard, onion sets, radishes, mish onion seed, tomato lips, eggplant seed, oats, ry Asparagus seed, early Island cotton, beans, Brus jts, cabbage, cantaloupes, collards, cucumbers, egg 1, English peas, Irish pota- $ks, fcttuce, onions, pars- y, spinach, Windsor beans, -Beam, beets, Brussels cantaloupes, carrots, cauli Uards, cowpeas, cucumbers, a, rrplnt, English peas, itoes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, ns, parsley, parsnips, Jpep ikinr radish, rape, rutag 'y, iquash, sugar -com, wa termelons, tomatoes, turnips, Sea Island cotton. April Beans, cantaloupes, col lards, cowpeas, cucumbers, eggjlant, English peas, Irish potatoes, kohlra bi, lettuce, okra, onion plants, pars ley, parsnips, pepers, pumpkins, radishes, rutabagas squash, sugar corn, dasheens, sweet potatoes, toma toes, turnips, watermelons, velvet beans. May Beans, Butter beans, canta loupes, collards, . cowpeas, cucum bers, eggplant, okra, peppers, pump kins, squash, sugar corn, sweet pota toes, tomato plants and seed, water melons, velvet beans, dasheens. June Butter beans, cabbage seed, 'cauliflower seed, celery seed, cowpeas cggplans, peppers, squash, sweet po tatoes, tomatoes, watermelons. July Cabbage seed, cantaloupes, cauliflower seed, celery seed, cow peas, . eggplant, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, rutabagas, squash, sweet potatoes, tomato plants and seed, watermelons. August Beans, beets, cabbage, cauliflower seed, carrots, cowpeas, cress, cucumbers, collards, eggplant, Irish potatoes, kale, kohlrabi, okra, onions, rape, rutabagas, satisfy, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, Windsor beans, celery seed. September Beets, cabbage, Brus sels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower plants, celery plants, collards, cow peas, cucumbers, English peas, Irish potatoes, kale, leeks, lettuce, mus tard, onion sets, parsnips, radishes, rape, rutabagas, salisfy, spinach, squash, turnips. October Beets, Bermuda onion seed, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, car rots, cauliflower plants, celery plants collards, kale, leeks, lettuce seed and plants, mustard, onion sets, pars nips, radishes, rape, spinach, turnips strawberry plants. November Beets, cabbage . seed and plants, Brussels sprouts, carrots, collards, kale, lettuce, mustard, on ion sets, parsnips, radishes, rape, spinach, turnijfe, oats, rye, straw berry plants. December Cabbage plants and seed, collards, leeks, lettuce plants, and seed, mustard, onions, radishes, rape, strawberry plants, oats. The average time in favorable sea sons for plants to mature, from the sowing of the seed: Bush beans, from 40 to 50 days, according to variety. Pole beans, from 60 to 90 days, accoording to variety. Beets, from 60 to 75 days, accord ing to variety. Cabbage, from 60 to 100 days, early varieties. Cabbage, from 100 to 120 days, medium early varieties. Cabbage, from 150 to 190 days, late varieties. Carrots, from 60 to 75 days, ac cording to varieties. Cauliflower, from 100 to 150 days, according to varieties. Celery, about 150 days, golden self blanching variety. Corn, from 70 to 90 days, accord ing to variety. Cucumbers, from 60 to 80 days, according to variety. Eggplants, about 120 days. Lettuce, from 60 to 90 days, ac cording to variety. Melons, from 80 to 90 days, ac cording to variety. Mustard, about 35 days. Okra, about 70 days. Onions, from 120 to 130 days, ac cording to variety. Peas, from 60 to 70 days, accord ing to variety. Peper, from 100 to 120 days, ac cording to variety. Potatoes, from 85 to 100 days, ac cording to variety. Radishes, from 25 to 35 days, ac cording to variety. Squash, about 60 days, for early varieties. Squash, about 120 to 150 days, for late varieties.- Spinach, from 50 to 60 days. Tomatoes, from 110 to 130 days, according to variety. - Turnips, from 60 to 80 days, ac cording to variety. PUTNAM COUNTY, 100 PER CENT. IN LOCATION, SOIL FERTILITY, CLIMATE AND CITIZENSHIP Explorers Into Southern Section of State Turning Eyes Toward County Which Has Every Combination Man Can Desire. iThis, the first of a series of ten articles calling attention to the garden spot in the Land of Flowers Putnam county Florida's Keystone county, will seek, in a general way, to inform the prospector, as well as our neighbors, of where and how all of the priceless possibilities of Florida focus. It will seek to show the tremendous development under way, some in a very tangible and practicable way, and some by the very certain process of accretion which goes hand in hand with development on a hundred incidental lines. " ' The map contained on this page will fix in the mind of the reader the approximate location of the county which is destined to be the most populous, in rural areas, in the state. Measured from its county seat it is 52 miles from the state's chief city, and is contiguous to, and contains some of, the finest farm ing and fruit growing lands in the state. f? a Putnam county has a population of 18,000 peo ple, with twenty-one municipalities, the largest of which is Palatka, the county seat. Nearly every one ' of these smaller communities are in easy reach of Palatka by rail, water or hard surfaced roads, a ma jority of them by all three methods of travel. The homeseeker who contemplates coming to Florida finds no trouble in seturingia vast amount of lurid literature, profusely illustrated, depicting the advantages of the particular section it is designed to exploit. But the day of highly colored, artistical- - ly designed prospectus of Florida lands is passing. Homeseekers want to know of the various conditions which go to make up a desirable place in which to live and work out one's destiny. Ability to raise a watermelon weighing 300 pounds fifty or sixty miles from a railroad, and the length of the state from an available market, is not what the homeseeker wishes. He wants, of course, first of all, fertile soil, which can be adapted to growing any of the crops that Flor ida produces abundantly. He wants schools for his children, churches for his entire family, good roads to drive over, he wants transportation by the nearest and quickest way to the best markets, with a corre sponding saving in freight and icing charges, he wants to be sufficiently near a large city where he may occasionally visit. And this. homeseeker wish es to locate in a section which gives promise of fur ther development and whose natural advantages in sure a steady enhancement in his land values. All of these things are afforded in Putnam coun ty. In this county is located the second largest cit-, rus fruit shipping point m the state, Crescent City; in this county is located the largest cypress lumber industry, made up of no less than five separate plants, in the south ; in this county are raised the finest early potatoes in the entire country, most of it being known as the "Hastings section," a very large por tion of the "Hastings potato section" being located in Putnam county ; in this county is located the prin cipal mill and refinery site of the United Sugar Cor poration which is developing its own lands and hold ing out promise to the farmers to produce cane on their developed lands; in this county is the largest kaoline plant in the world; in this county is the larg est camphor farm in the United States, to say noth ing of the hundreds of other industries that are tak ing advantage of the convenient markets, water freight rates and splendid distribution facilities. Putnam Coming Into Its Own Again. In 1895, from which date practically every county in the state of Florida measures its present day prosperity, Putnam county, with others suffered what is now referred to as "the big freeze," No sec tion of the state was spared, but there was a common belief that those who lost so heavily in this freeze, be ing practically wiped out, would fare better further south. This reaction from this favored section set a stamp of depression that is just beginning to lift. Homeseekers realize that whenever it freezes here, which is rare, indeed, that it also freezes in every section of the state. And it is very often the case that the lowlands further down state very often reg ister lower temperatures than are registered in this section. As proof of the immunity of this section from dangers to citrus fruit from cold weather are the hundreds of magnificent groves in this county,, pro- (Continned on page 8.) litis Campaign Made Possible by the Following Firms : Wilson Cypress Company Selden Cypress Door Company Stringfellow-Padgett Company Merryday Grocery Company Southern Utilities Company Florida Grocery Grocery Company Palatka Development Company The Vertrees Company Putnam National Bank Florida Woodenware Company Darby Macdonald, Auto Dealers East Florida Savings & Trust Co. R. W. Carswell, Delco Light Coca-Cola Bottling Company Curne Johnson Co., Wholesale Grocers Philips Brothers, Ford Dealers Palatka Baking Company B. Goraieb, Fruit Dealer A. O. Pearce, Storage Batteries Ackerman-Stewart Drug Company Earnest Company, Department Store F. D. Wattles, Printer John Mallem, Lunch Stand Lea vitt Land Company Louis Kalbfield, Grand Theater , E. W. Warren, Physician Spencer Electric Company Hotel James Palatka Chero-Cola Bottling Co. Economy Company, Groceries David Benbow, Plumber State Bank of Palatka Buick Sales & Service Company Burt & Bennett, Paint Store Porter Brothers, Lumber Dixie Grocery Company Tilghman Hardware Company Putnam House The Reliable, Department Store J. H. Haughton, Druggist Mrs. T. W. Tillman, Milliner Hattie N. Buky, Department Store C. A. Ames, Machine Shop Sanitary Bakery L. H. Buck, Sanitary Laundry O. K. Grocery Browning-Fearnside Co., Clothing Kate L. Lucas, Millinery Chas. E. Rowton Co., Stationers E. T. Lancaster, Bicycles Hart Furniture Company Palatka . Boiler & Machine Works Merrill Insurance Agency Saratdeft Hotel '' t W, Walker, Pressing Club : . Golden Gate Grocery J. C. McCoy, wholesale fish dealer Kennedy Hardware Company J. H. Hickenlooper, Shoes Charles C. Smith, Grocer Southern Insurance Agency Farmer's Manufacturing Co., J.J. Murphy, Real Estate. Teaff-Ramsey Furniture Company R. J. Hancock, County Clerk H. C. Merwin & Co., Garage. C. J. Smith, Jeweler A. C. Goodrich, Grocer B. O. Graham, Model Market Kortas Grocery Company Overstreet Hardware Company Pincus Big Store Ryan Brothers, Furniture Dealers Browning Lumber Company A. R. Barnett, Grocer Paul-Waymer Co., Cooperage United Sugar Corporation Ocklawaha Valley R. R. Company Rodman Lumber Company CRESCENT CITY Bank of Crescent City Central Garage C. H. Preston & Son, Merchants MathiS Mercantile Company A. L. Brooks,, Jeweler .. B. F. Tfllinghiast, Orange Grower W. A. Russell, Real Estate i i i chars dby "ab jey hi avits jned J ill gc "Vs: g th gto I out the i conci pt th tcr o his g tl dren i You t whi chi ""thrifi .f th vTeffg f Jui ; the negi ang. r all raeti ime ng itsi roui 121 t( to Ed nmittec statin nching white 1 in on caugl1 rested and s; ie ract nty.- oT tecc iesz A MM Va., Ho last id wi J. en disl t.: iroJ rec nw i sei tia." i. ; ZinmiMiiuj i ti i mi i i n -y(,mmmxi&&i. ? -r V"