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$500 More a Year Farming: now to Get It LXI.—BY PLANTING THE CROPS RIGHT. — By TaJt Better. -N ALL our farming there are. perhaps, few operations con __ cerning which It la more dif ficult to give deflnlte Instructions than In the details of how the crops should be planted. So much de pends on the character of the plant and seed, the season of the year, and the condition of the soli as to tem perature, drainage, moisture and fertility, that no deflnlte or positive Instructions can he given; and yet, there are certain general principles Involved, which apply to practically all cases. These are very generally disregarded. On many farms the crops Are all put In alike or without due consideration of the varying soli conditions and crop needs. Methods of Planting Corn and Cotton. Cotton and corn are the chief crops of the South and occupy near ly all our cultivated land, and by far the greater part of our attention. Both are planted i the sprig and In rows, receiving to a large extent similar treatment. Without Inquiring into all the In fluences which msy have operated to establish the custom. It may he stat ed that at one time practically all of these crops were planted on beds raised above the general level of the ground surface. To-day, planting on high beds is much less common, but eten yet most of the cotton and corn of the South la planted on beds raised more or less above the aver age level of the soil. Taking the country as g whole such row crops are planted In three different ways: On beds higher than the level, on the level and below the level of the surface of the soli. In the South very little corn or cotton Is planted below the level of the land, due no doubt to the largt rainfall which Is common during th growing season of these crops. It is probably wlso to avoid this style M planting, except on very dry land when the cmp arc planted late in the season As bet we 'ii laid planting and planting on high beds there is, how ever, amp!' r ,h for a difference of opinion. Wu know mat many farm ers are n >w plaining crops on the level wit«i formerly put them on high beds. Moreover, the level planting is lucres tiitc tapluiy, indicating that it is proving s .tif factory. Aa a gen eral prtp *uioi it. may be stated that land net well drained and with crops pun'eil early In the spring, a better <U irt m obtained by the plants when pat ou beds raised above the level. On l lie other hand, on land that I. ut-11 drained and dry and warm at plaiititiK time, the yield Is a* good nr halter when the crops are planted on the level. The advant ages, then, of planting on beds are, that the ground becomes dryer and warmer early in the season and when excessively wet weather fol lows is possibly less likely to drown out. In other words, damp, cold soils require that the crop be planted on beds. As a matter of fact, how ever, the writer’s observation leads him to the opinion that land so lack ing in drainage that the crops will drown out when planted on the level, will suffer about as much from ex cessive moisture when planted on beds. Planting on Two-Row Beds. The advantages of the level plant ing are, that the land may be more cheaply put in condition for plant ing, may be more cheaply cultivated, and the crop does not suffer so se verely from dry weather. Recognizing these advantages of level planting, many of our best farmers are now planting on broad beds, wide enough for at least two * .__ ..- -.. . rows. This leaves a marked depres sion every two rows for taking care of excessive water and attains the advantages of level planting to a considerable extent. As the land is better drained and wre are able to cut loose from old established cus toms, we feel certain that level plant ing will become more and more com mon. , Podding With One-Horse Plow Too Expensive. The chief objection to the bedding system, so common in the South, is its cost It is true that when it is done in the fall and winter it better exposes the land to the pulverizing effects of the weather, but the bed ding or re-bedding of land for plant ing, as generally practiced in the South, means the use of the plow— frequently the one-horse turning plow—for preparing the land for planting, and this is doing work at too great cost Land that has been once properly broken since growing (Contined on Page 194.) $10.25 I MM m l«M fM Tbte AtO.tO, ■M WHlUM y*w» MUM* • MM. 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It cannot tear the finest of fabric* and It will save you Its price I TthT »Ud me tb. fm Ceuasa 1—*-y and I will mall my large Illustrator, showing the Dan Patch Washer” In all of Its parts and also showing tbe I J»e will mTd you fSTforEnre home. 1 will also mail you.Vie*. the Twe Splendid Piet.res of Pan Patch (1 K) You could not buy these Extra Large, I laeoiltD rtlOT Otlffft P**> OF DAM PATCH (1 S4)ntany bookstore for leee than Owe Deller. 1 mall them to you absslutely free, aad with postage paid. ijf Addreea—The M. W. SAVAGE FACTORIES. Minneapolis. Minn. I ThoWashor ThstOsn Wash a Tub of Otothes Snow Whits in 1s55 mTV-MWE^lCOHDA^I WAKEPP FARMER 1 WAKEPP MERCHANT I PLANT TUCKER'S BLUE RIBBON. EARLY WHITE AND YELLOW CORN ... i L-_J_ This Corn matures before the drouth comes; always makes a full crop. For sale only by Tucker-Mosby Seed Co. Price $2.00 per Bu.; $125 for 1-2 Bu.; 75c. Peck, on cars Memphis the begt alfalfa is tuckmo brand I estcd by the Mississippi A. & M. College; 99 per cent, pure Genuine Mosby Prolific Corn and all varieties of seed corn. All kinds of field and garden seeds. Write for 1910 catalogue and what our patrons say about Tucker’s Blue Ribbon Early Corn TUCKER-MOSBY SEED COMPANY 44 SOUTH FRONT ST. ... MEMPHIS, TENN.