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the honey flow. If the spring honey
flow fails we may expect few or no swarms. Last spring the celd, wet weather at time of fruit bloom and later, cut off nearly all our nectar and 1 hail but two swarms from 14 colonies. So the late swarming possibly comes from a belated Inclination to make up for the spring failure, for swarming may come with any honey flow. In the North they have what they call "buckwheat swarms” which come out with the flowing of that crop. And yet, I am more disposed to ex plain this unusual phenomenon In another way. I can't see that we have Just at this time, any special honey flow to induce swarming, but, in going over my bee yard, I do find an empty hive in which there are no dead bees, but a full stock of emp ty combs. My conclusion, then, is that the bees of that particular hive were starving and sought relief in flight. They had no stores to carry with them in the usual way, and when 1 put them in a new hive they still had nothing to eat and came out. If I had only known and given them a comb of honey and brood, or put one In the old hive in time, all might have been well. I simply had neg lected to look after my bees as 1 should have done and hence their strange condmct. T. C. KARNS. Powell Station, Tenn. ★ FRUIT. TRUCK ^ VEGETABLES ★ KHITT CAN HE GROWN IN MIM SISSIPPI. It Is frequently stated we Just ran t raise fruit In this part of the South like we used to and as for ap ples, we nre told they just will not grow in this climate. The editor has received two bas kets of fruit this summer from Mr. J it Storment, that was raised this year Just in the outskirts of Stark vllle. Peaches, plums and apples of severul varieties, each and all large, smooth, clean and free from blemish or worms Mr. Storment's orchard looks vigorous and healthy and his fruit is of first-class quality. The reason? Why. he takes Intelligent care of the orchard as you do of your cotton crop and he prevents fungus and insect damages by spray ing. SKLKf'T HKKI> POTATOES NOW. Mcmm. Editors: Now Is the time to select your spring seed potatoes If you have not already done so. If we have a second-crop patch of our own, we can select seed at harvest. Select only from hills that show no trace of blight, scab, or any disease. I select also from hills that contain the largest number of uniform, sal able tubers. I have found such hills to be better for seed than hills that contain one or two very large tubers, or a large number of small ones I also street my seed from hills that were mulch grown. I have found by several experimental tests that mulch-grown tubers are better for seed. Why so I am unable to tell, unless the mulch keeps the soil at a uniform degree of heat and moisture time enabling the tubers to obtain greater vitality. 1 know hill-select ed, mulch-grown seed gives much larger yield of salable potatoes than those selected front the mixed-up mass of scab-infected, blight-infect ed tubers In the bln. On one test 1 found the yield of hill-selected, mulch-grown seed to give at rate of 27 bushels more pota toes per acre than the best bin-select ed tubers. Of the hill-selected seed I got only 1-3 bushel out of each 100 bushels that were scabby, while the bin-selected seed contained 8 out of 100 bushels that were scabby. The bin-selected seed gave 10 per cent unsalable tubers, while the hill selected only gave 1 1-3 per cent un salable tubers. If we haven't a patch of our own, get some neighbor who has, to select them for us. It is better to pay them |2.50 per bushel than to plant Northern-grown seed or the badly mixed lot of seed carelessly selected from the bin. W. C. CROOK. Henderson Co., Tenn WHEN TO SET STRAWBERRIES. I wish to put out a few straw berries this fall, and want you to write me when to set them out, how to prepare the land, the best fertilizer to use, and how to cultivate them, etc. The only place I have to put them is sandy, loamy land. M. W. FL (Answer by Prof. W. F. Massey.) The best time to set strawberry plants will be in November. The land should be well prepared, and the plants set in rows 4 feet apart and 15 inches in the rows, setting them not too deep and not too shal low, but with the roots well covered, and the buds well above ground. A mixture of 9 parts acid phosphate, 1 part nitrate of soda, 0 parts cotton seed meal and 4 parts sulphate of potash used at rate of 1,000 pounds per ac re will make good strawber-' ries. Lady Thompson is a good early 1 berry, and Chesapeake is the best ' main crop. -. i Cotton Between Truck Hows. Messrs. Editors: Are you fully aware of the discovery our truckers have made? They have found out that they can run a furrow between two rows of vegetables and plant a row of cotton and when the truck crop is gathered their cotton is ready to be cultivated, and has ample time to mature. I am told some 500 acres of such cotton is planted for the first lime in this county, and fin er cotton can’t be found anywhere than we can show. I have seen much of it and can bear testimony to the fact. It is a very big thing for the truckers. B. O. WORTH. Wilmington, N. C. Hauer Kraut. A mistake made by most people in making kraut is the use of too much Ufklt Tlw» I’oucal n Ciwl ch ah 1rl h a •> Bix- or eight-gallon jar, for a wooden vcBBel does not preserve the kraut so well. Select good sound cabbage, wash arid chop line as for cooking and to every gallon of chopped cabbage add 1 heaping tablespoon of salt. These should be put into the jar alternately —a layer of chopped cabbage and a sprinkle of salt. Whon the jar is well filled, cover with a nice new board that will just lit inside the jar. and weight down. The farmer may have grapes all winter by packing a late variety in sawdust and storing in a cool pla'ce. All must be perfectly sound and be handled carefully.—T. C. Karns. One of the best woman’s maga zines In America is the Mother’s Mag azine. Subscription one year free if you send us two 25-cent subscrip tions. (15) G35 T BACK 9PO fHE SOIL You Have Preyed on the Soil Long Enough! It is time to pay back something to it. What shall it be? Will you give back soluble, concentrated food, or will you “buy bulk” in big bags of low-grade, badly-balanced plant food? If you can’t break yourself of the “same old brand’’ habit, buy some Potash — real, soluble, high-gpde plant food — to mix with the old brand. Ask your dealer to carry Potash in stack— we will sell him, or you, a carload or a ton \\ rite for prices, and for our new pamphlet on Fall Fertilizers, telling you how to improve the old brands and how to mix better ones at home for less money. It will pay you to do it, for _„ _ Potash Pays (jLRMAN KALI WORKS, Continental Building, Baltimore, Md. PEARS FOR PRESERVES at 80 eta per bu. (Freight prepaid.) Order now. »■ V. MOXSOM. I. F D MO. 2, WEST POINT. MISS. SEEDS We have a full stock of the following seeds, and will be glad to quote prices an application : Alfalfa Seed, Crimson Clover Seed, AlsykeClov*r Seed, Dwarf Essex Rape, Hairy Vetch, Barley, Rye, Fulcaster Wheat, Red May Wheat, Red Rust Proof Oats and Winter Turf Oats. Addresa tfilson Feed Store, Greenwood, Miss. FALL SEEDS c™p Crimson Clover, $2.50 peck; $9.00 per au., of 60 lbs., f.o.b. Starkville, Vetch, Ry*v Red R. P. Oats, Wheat. Write for prices, stating quantity wanted. R. K. & F. L. Wieu. Starkville. Miss, i LOUISIANA RUST PROOF OATS. The kind that will not rust. For sale at $1.00 per bushel. NATHAN K. KNOX. - - - Hope Villa, La. Arctic Grace Great for hay and Winter grazing. HI It U If HI add a few clean seed for sale at $1 00 a bu.; 10 bu. at 90c: 25 at 75c Sow in Fall. Will net drown or freeze out Circular with order. Buy now. A, L. Roper, Adairtville, Go. Harvest Your Cow Peas With the THARP & SEXTON Pea and Bean Harvester and Thresher Write for descriptive circulars. Tharp & Sexton, • . Salisbury, Md. “ONE FOR ALL,” No. 1 Wool Grease, Arsenate of Lead, Lime and Sulphur. Both a Contact and Poison Spray. An Insecticide and Fungicide. Positively the Only Thing Needed for all Pests or Fungus A tonic for vegetation. Sisk trees made well; old trees rejuvenated to youthful vigor better foliage: larger and more abundant fruit. Neither sucking or chewing insects nor fungus will attack 1 wood that has One For All” upon it After ane fall spraying nodorman t spraying will be needed. Spraying confined to the growuig season. Scale exterminated. Positive evidence from practical growers furnished upon application. Prices, F. O. B. New York Barrels, 425 lbs.05c. per lb. K libls., 200 lbs.05'A " 100 lbs..06 Sifc ::::::::::::::. 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