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Tberc have been too many tests by reliable men on these sub jects for anybody to set up a theory at this date, as Mr. Bolls does, that plants can use no min eral product as food. Indeed, all land, all soil, has been pro duced from mineral matter. While this is true, it is also ad visable to store the soil with veg etable matter for large, sure, cheap yields of crops; and when necessary supplant that kind of plant food with commercial fer tilizer. Cheap Hog Feed Ki'Jtok Gazkttk: I am very much interested in the proposition tnat the South can and should grow the pork it consumes. 1 am glad to read and learn of new methods of growing cheap feed for hogs. I like the ruslts of Mr. Bolls’ Kaf nr corn proposition, nc says that he grew enough of the feed on one-fourth acre to feed eight hog* two month*. Of course the idea conveyed was that they were on full lecd. No doubt many of u* will be glad to try his plan on a small scale next year, but would like for him to give us some detail as to the plan of growing—viz., planting, cultivating. harvesting, etc. Possibly the hogs do their own gathering. E. H. Allison, New Decatur, Ala. Answer by J. A. Bolls, Port (tibson, Miss.: I suppose what is meant by full feed is whether the hog* had any other feed during their KafHr corn repast. Will say my hog pasture is a lot sur rounding the barn, consisting of probably alii tie more than one acre, which is common to my • • <* i a a .» uiucr niutK, *cai\cis in iuc mac. They had grazing in thin lot beside* swill from the kitchen which wan little more than water a* we arc too poor to afford very rich diet for anything. That is ail they bad except Kaffir corn I had answered the remainder of this <|Uery in a separate arti cle sent the (iazette a day or so ago in response to a host of let ter-*. I am now receiving let ters but think all are answered in that article. My Kaffir corn patch is now, October 23, about knee high in its third growth. Think it will give more feed yet be for c f rest Cleaning Tomato Seeds T. S, Tea*, Salem. Ohio. Ki»I 1 ok GAZETl I.: I notice in a recent issue of the Gazette an inquiry on how to save tomato seed; and I send di rections for the easiest and best way where large quantities of seed are wanted. Select only perfect fruit of the size and form desired, and let them be dead ripe. Place in a barrel or earthen nr. cover with water, and allow them to snod until strongly fermented and soft. Then stir and break up thor oughly. After this has been done the perfect seeds will sink, and the pulp can be poured off. Add fresh water and pass through a rather fine scive or coarse sack. The remaining bits of milt* i in be nicked out by band, and the seed will be clean and ready to spread thinly on cheese cloth to dry. It is imf>ortant that the toma toes be allowed to stand until thorough y sour and soft, as the seeds will germinate more quickly next spring, besides be ing so much easier cleaned. Cucumber seed may be saved the same way. Pecans Editok Gaik i i n: I have read a great deal about the large profit* to be made in growing soft shell pecans. Cau ! you gi-.e me some information pertaining to this industry? How long after planting before a pecan grove will begin to be profitable? After a period of. say. ten years, bow much in dol lars and rents will an acre of ; ocean* vicld? Is there anv place in tbi* mate w here pecan culture in carried on with profit? lain not a farmer, hut wan rained on a farm, and get a great deal of pleasure from reading your pa per. If e\ery farmer in the state, and especially in the Delta, could be persuaded to read your paper and adopt some of the up to date methods of farming out lined therein, instead of follow ing the name old rutn made by their grandfathers, I am sure it would be worth hundreds of dol lars each year to every one of them. W. S. Knotts, Bclzoni, Mias. Answer by Forester G, L. Clotbi'r, Agricultural, College, Miaa.. I IMPROVED MISSISSIPPI RUST PROOF SEED OATS This oat has been grown and improved in this county for 10 ysars. (iiiaraTtecd rust proof, free of injurious weed .or Johnson grass seed. Makes good crops where other oats have failed. $1.00 per bushel in less than 10 bushel lots. 00c per bushel in larger lots. For sale bv Amite County Oat Crowers Association, W. II. MKRCIFR, Skc., Ci >n kkvii.lk, Miss ; or \V. S. Crawford. H »\ (’ L. Dewey, or K. D. J. Smith, Centrcville. Mis».s. or (j. T. Dunn. E. W. Smith, L. L. Ncylar.il, or W. M. Ewell, Olio. Miss. Two Bales of Cotton Per Acre You can easily make two bales of cotton per acre on ordinary land by planting Johnson’s Prolific Big Boll cotton. Karly matur ing, short jointed, small white seed. 1 -4(H) lbs. in seed easily \ islds 500 lbs. of lint. Offered for the first time at $1 per bu. D'script've circular and history on application. K. L. Johnson. Amory, Miss, A pecan grove ought to begin to give returns when eight or ten years old. It will probably be fifteen or twenty years bej fore large profits are realized. The income that, may be ex pected in ten years will vary with the variety planted and the quality of the soil used. The income is such a variable quan tity that definite statements cannot safely be made. Cultiva tion and care must be the very best if one is to succeed with a pecan orchard. Potatoes make a good crop to plant between tb< rows of trees and should be fol lowed later in the season by cow peas. The pea vines should be turned under in the fall and a cover crop, such as oats should be sown on the ground to pre vent washtng of the soil during Pecan culture ih said to pav in southern Mississippi and Louisiana. The best way tc learn whether or not it pays is to visit some of the most suc cessful pecan plantations. The Sleekier Seed Co., of New Or leans, could probably furnish a list of the largest pecan grow ers of the South. The editor ol The Nut Grower, of Poulan. Georgia, could also furnish such a list. I'rom Louisiana We have all grown very fond of the Gazette and feel that we cannot get along without it. It is so interesting and so full ol valuable information to farmers. L. C. B«»UtU»LO!S, Irish itrud, La. I Could You Use HP If You Had a Little Engine i ■ ~ThW twiulj i(X|K>nii toriWTCall, B ■ * ! 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