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FRUIT, TRUCK, VEGETABLES."]
GROW MORE I RUT AM) DON’T DEFEND ON SEEDLINGS. Messrs. Editors: Very few farm ers in the Cotton Belt grow enough fruit for their own use. This is not as it should he. From a financial standpoint it will pay every farmer to grow all the fruit he can UBe, and some to sell to the people of the near by towns. There is always a market for first class fruit, but you cannot grow first class fruit on seedling trees. The fruits are so highly domesticated that they do not reproduce true to seed, and it Is necessary to resort to graft ing and budding when propagating them. A seedling fruit tree almost always produces small. Inferior fruiL The proper thing to do Is to get the grafted or budded stock from a first class nurseryman And don't order your stock through an agent who comes around In the spring or sum mer with highly colored plates. Get the catalog of a few reliable nursery men and order direct from them when you get ready to set out the trees I no tail oi me year is me ueni iiuiu to pul out all kinds of fruit trees In the upper South—during November or early December. Before setting out the trees get the toll In good condition. If It Is a clayey soli, subsoil It to a depth of 16 to 18 Inches After subsoiling, harrow until the soil Is thoroughly lined. Don't expect trees to grow ou very poor lands, although some fruits tho peach, for example, do not re quire rich soils. Set the trees In rows and equal distances apart. Don’t be afraid to give them enough room. Apples should be set 30 feet apart each way. and peaches from 15 to 18. if It Is not convenient to set out the trees Immediately after they nr rlve. they should be heeled In at once Dig n good deep bole nnd set out the whole bunch and let them re main until you are ready to set out In the field. Under no circumstances should the roots be exposed to tho sun and air for\any length of time, as they will dry out. and the chances for living when transplanted will bo very much lessened. ll'ltan rnud V f D nlflTlt . disr a hole wide nnd deep enough for the roots to spread out In their natural posi tion. Cut off any dead or bruised portions of roots before setting out. The stork obtained from a nursery Is generally a long switch with very few branches. After planting out tho tree should be headed bnck by cutting off the top just above the bud, mnklng a slanting cut. Teaches should ho headed back to within 12 to 18 Inches of the ground. Apples should he headed to within 18 to 30 Inches of the ground. This heading back process will cause a great many shootB to come out the next spring, and all except three or four of the most vigorous-looking should be cut out. If It Is a peach tree, one-third to one-half of each of those allowed to remain should he cut back during the winter. Tho next spring each Fruit Trees The very lHint of Southern-grown Tree* that money ran buv. Also Roses. Kv<rgre* * an t He<lge Plant*. Wf't- for price* nnd *ave agent * big profits and g"t ju»t what you b ly. CORINTH NURSKRY. G. W Strickland. Prop. _ Corinth. Mississippi.__ Pecan Trees Grafted THE LEADING VARIETIES. PRICE LIST. R. T. RAMSAY, : one of these branches will send forth niany shoots, and all except two or three of the most vigorous of these should be cut out. Allow them to grow, and head back during the win ter as was done the winter before. \\ hen you commence to prune a young fruit tree draw a picture of a well developed fruit tree In your mind, and cut In such a way that this will be realized. All fruit trees should be so shaped that the sun shine may touch all portions of the tree at some time during the day. When any branch is cut off be sure that it is cut smoothly with the trunk of the tree. A stub left on a tree has been the beginning of the end of thousands of fruit trees. L. A. NIVEN. Rock Hill, S. C. SETTING OUT STRAWBERRIES. When is the best time of year to set out Btrawberrles? What preparation and fertilization? Are Northern grown, or South ern grown plants the best? T. M. M. (Answer by Prof. W. F. Massey.) We find here that the best time to set strawberry plants is in November Set in rows 4 feet apart and 15 inches in the rows. Moist, level land is best for them and must be made fertile. The large growers In eastern North Carolina and here use 1,000 pounds of high-grade fertilizer per acre. Cultivate clean and train in the runners along the rows so that a matted row will be made. Fertilize well the next tall to make strong crowns for the following season, and after the fruit Is off plow them under, having planted another patch the fall previous, for It Is better to plant every fall than to try to keep an old patch clean If not very foul, you1 may make two crops, but 1 would not' try more. The first spring after set ting there will not be much fruit, of course Get good plauts from a careful grower who grows for plants rather than fruit. ASPARAGUS FROM ROOTS OR SKK1K In the South I would always plant asparagus roots in the late fall, say In November. Plaut the Palmetto, us It Is more free from rust than other sorta. Asparagus, If well grown. Is a very profitable crop. It needs rich soil and heavy fertiliza tion annually. Plant roots not more than one year old. Any of the lead ing Beed houses or nurserymen will furnish the roots. I have not plant ed roots for many years, but grow the crop from seed sown where I want It to stay. I run out deep fur rows by going twice in the furrow with the plow and cleaning out with shovels, making the rows 4 feet apart. These furrows are filled one-third full of well rotted manure. This Is covered with soil and the seed sown in early spring. The plants are thinned to 2 feet apart, and as they grow the soil Is worked to them until level. Nitrate of soda is sown alongside the rows at rate of 100 pounds an acre twice during the season of growth, and In the fall f>00 pounds of kalnlt applied all over the ground. In the spring 1,000 pounds of a high-grade fertilizer, 7— 6—5, Is applied. You can cut a little the first spring after sowing the seed, but very little, and the next season can cut a fair crop, and If you stuff the soil annually with fer tilizer you can make It pay well, but If not the shoots will be small and unprofitable. W. F. MASSEY. BUY DIRECT FROM NURSERY |S AND SAVE OVER HALF on FRUIT TREES STRAWBERRY PLANTS | SHADE TREES CABBAGE PLANTS HEDGE PLANTS GRAPE VINE ROSE BUSHES ASPARAGUS ROOTS PECAN TREES FIG BUSHES, eic. etc. 100,000.000 OF ABOVE. Largest Shippers ol Strawberry Plants in the world. - 56th Semi*Annual Free Catalogue now ready. CONTINENTAL PLANT CO.. Kittrell, N. C. I WHAT LEADING USERS SAY OF AMERICAN SYRUP CANS (Kamos tnrniihad on request.) Your Syrup Cans have given better satisiaction than any otner cans, jugs, bottles, or anything I have ever used for packing Syrup.” “We think American Tin Cans will be the only containers in use in this section this year, as they are the easiest and most procticable to j handle. I “I consider the tin cans made by you the best of anything that I have ever tried for putting up Syrup in small quantities.” The “American” Self-Sealing Record Patent Can, in particular, be ing absolutely air tight, prevents fermentation, and keeps the syrup al ways as fresh as when packed. Write to any of ours sales offices for our complete catalog. AMERICAN CAN COMPANY NEW ORLEANS DALLAS ATLANTA Successful Sweet Potato Keeping. Messrs. Editors: Potato digging time is at hand now and 1 want to say to your readers: Take Prof. Mas sey’s advice and cure your sweet po tatoes with Are. We never kept sweet potatoes later than February uutil this year, and we had them sound all summer—some little, stringy ones in the cellar now that are uot rotten, and the credit Is all due Prof. Massey. I tried to follow his advice. They were dug and put Into crates to go to the canning factory, most of them. The factory failed to take a lot of them and 1 just stacked them up in the crates in the cellar, put my wood heater in there and started a tire. Tried to keep the Are going pretty steady for a week. My folks | said 1 was cooking them, but they kept. Don't believe one rotted ex cept some that the rats got into and gnawed. A. O. RING. Franklin Co., Tenn. A boy is best educated if he is so educated that he can do the most useful things with his mental and physical limitations. What do I care whether he knows Greek and Latin, but 1 do care whether he can con centrate his thought, and do the thing he means to do exactly as he means to do It. An Alton engineer said to William Hawley Smith, "A man Is educated when he is onto his Job.”—SupL Frank H. Hall. “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. Sick trees made well; old trees rejuvenated to youthful vigor better foliage- larger and more abundant fruit. Neither sucking orchewing insects nor fungus willattack wood that has "One FOr All" upon it. After one fall spraying nodormaht spraying will be needed. Spraying confined to the grow-ng season. Scale exterminated. Positive evidence from practical growers furnished upon appl’cation. Prices, F. O. B. New York Barrels, 425 lbs.05c per lb. H Ilbls., 200 lbs.05tf 100 lbs.06 50 lbs.06 25 lbs.08 MANHATTAN OIL COMPANY Established 1852 '^lfl|lS 54 Front Street New York^M Doesn’t Hart OarSatsamalrees Our Satsuma Orange trees are famous for their h riliness—temiieiatu.es as low as « « “-ks«ro*°FarrnV^uKiu“ Your home -every home in the Gulf-coast country hould have at least a our Satsuma OranRt s. 1 he tri itis teuder, juic> an I s . eet, and is in season fiom (> tobtr until January. Tree* productive, usually .rearing itter second year. New free tul partic rst Citrus. 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