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The ranch. (Seattle, Wash.) 1902-1914, March 15, 1905, Image 12

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Fertilizers for Potatoes.
John A. Anderson, of Juanitja.,
writes: "1 have got some new up
land that I wish to put into potatoes.
What kind of fertilizer and how much
should 1 put on, and how should it
be used? Will the ground be left in
as poor condition after the crop is
raised as it was before?"
It is necessary for potatoes to have
a complete fertilizer —that is, one
containing phosphoric acid, nitrogen
and potash. In most of the soil in
the Puget Sound country the potash
is especially lacking, and for potatoes
and other root crops fertilizer con
taining a large percentage of potash
is necessary because, if there is an
excess of nitrogen, the crop grows all
to tops and possesses no tubers.
In answer to your second question
as to whether the ground will be left
in as poor a condition after the crop
is raised as it was: This is hardly
likely, although if you take off in your
crop of potatoes as much as you put
on in the fertilizer your ground will
be in the same condition as before.
It takes so many pounds of potash,
so many pounds of phosphoric acid
and so many pounds of nitrogen to
produce a ton of potatoes and if you
only put enough pounds on to exactly
balance what you take off it will leave
your land in the same condition; but,
on the other hand, if you do not put
on any fertilizer at all, your land will
be in a worse condition after taking
off your crop of potatoes.
It is popularly supposed by a great
many that after once starting to use
commercial fertilizer it is necessary
to keep up the operation. But this
is entirely erroneous. In fact, after
once having used fertilizer on a piece
of land you could raise an exceeding
ly good crop without any fertilizer;
but, on an exceedingly poor piece of
KdJT National Oats^\lJ|
Greatest oat of the century. y ,fl
|^-fT\\ North Dakota aio bus.' j>cr acre. |(]|
■ If') oucall u«-lllt that record i.ilOo;. 11 111
I \j\J For 10c and this notice |\(j
l"" 1^ C we mail you free lot* of farm seed ■ij
L / y samples and our big catalog, t 11- Mat
■"""/ \ ingiill about thisoat wonder, WfU
■ 1 1 Dollar (irass. Macaroni the 80 bu. m/Kk
A I per acre Wheat/feosinte, etc., etc., w/LMm
■ A I and thousands of other sculs. f/l^M,
I It should be borne in mind that m
every cold weakens the lungs, low- I
ers the vitality and prepares the I
system for the more serious dis- I
eases, among which are the two I
greatest destroyers of human life, §
I pneumonia and consumption. m
Cough Remedy
has won its great popularity by it*
prompt cures of this most common
ailment. It aids expectoration, re
lieves the lungs and opens the
secretions, effecting a speedy and
permanent cure. It counteract*
any tendency toward pneumonia.
Price 25c, Large Size 50c.
land, that has been fertilized and a
good crop raised for several years,
the owner would not. be satisfied \<
go back to his' former poor crop and
would find it much more satisfactory
to use a complete fertilizer and get
a good crop than it would to do with
out the fertilizer. —Frank Lfeckeai
Hops Must Be Clean Picked.
The season for picking hops is a
long way off yet, but it is not too early
to call the attention of growers to
the fact that they must use the ut
most care in the picking in order that
the hops be clear of all leaves, stems,
and extraneous matter. Last year
the crop was none too abundant, re
sulting in good prices being paid for
what came to market, but from Eng
land have come complaints that much
of the Oregon crop was far from satis
factory on account of containing so
much foreign matter. Herman Kla
ber & Co., the well-known hop grow
ers and handlers of Tacoma, have
sent a warning to Oregon growers
relative to this matter. They say
that Messrs. Wood, Field & Hand
bury, one of the principal hop buying
firms in England, have written them
a letter, in which occur the following
"We have to write you on a very
important matter as to the future
trade here for Pacific coast hops. We
refer to the picking and packing of a
large proportion of the Oregon crop
this season, in which a large quantity
of leaves, stems and other extraneous
matter could be found. There has
been rapid deterioration of the quality
of the Oregon hops on this account.
Our brewers in England object very
much to this large quantity of for
eign matter, and unless next year's
crop is much better picked and
handled we can see that it will preju
dice our buyers here against your
Oregon hops.
"We understand that the chief
cause of this has been that a great
many of the hops are contracted for
in advance at a fixed price and that
consequently the growers have no in
terest in seeing that the crop is well
picked. Should this system of pick
ing and baling prevll in luture sea
sons, the Oregon growers will doubt
less find it impossible to interest En
glish buyers in their product. We
shall certainly in future refuse to ac
cept any hops which are not more
carefully picked. We have had no
cause to complain of Washington
hops the past season, and unless the
Oregon growers are more careful
Washington's will no doubt find pref
erence with our brewers."
It will never do for the hop growers
on the Pacific coast to allow such
crops to go out. They are undermin
ing the foundation of their business
in permitting such carelessness in
their yards at picking time. It was
the London market that sustained
prices on the Pacific coa3t last year,
and it behooves them to furnish a:i
article clean and satisfactory in every
way if they want to retain the English
trade. Eliminate this trade, and the
market for hops will be so circum
scribed that the business of growing
this commodity will be demoralized.
Facts About Grasses and Grass Seeds.
In a recent issue of The Ranch at
tention was called to complaints
among farmers of San Juan county
regarding the poor germinating quali
ties of grass seeds bought and sown
by them. Since that article was print
ed The Ranch has come into posses
sion of some valuable and not general
ly understood information on grasses,
as relates to the percentage of seeds
that grow. If those who intend to sow
grass seed the coming spring will
carefully consider all the points set
forth here and act accordingly, a bet
ter stand will be secured at the end
of the season and one need not harbor
a feeling that every seedsman is de-
111 SP Since Your Grandfather sDays iajU^/mm '
■lillWSJSjfcw-. \ . Away back in the dayf of the California gold fever, the JB^^ '///AultW
M< lVnsHmtk. \ U Studebaker wagon was known far and wide as a Rood, re- JBT. /'/MllSl
M 'IWKSWWv > liable, long-lived wagon. A lot of them made the tripover- VHf 'Ml ill
il IWlHaVlmnv^^V. land and stoodtherackctwhenotherwagonswenttopicds. W^ 1.1
rfl liL?Mill.jrja W Your grandfather and hu neighbors very likely owned V 1 /Mil
i|j[J| 111 I P^fltniypSty^^S^ Just as you have succeeded your father and grandfather /\!i4!l
•Uflyi JD I T^ grandfathers, from generation to generation—increasing In ffl» /'TmE?
The Studebaker today is better than ever before, because XI I Anmffs\
ySPjBUJI/ffM the Studehakers have learned a whole lot about wagon and KljIJ '/jff/mlMilli
ulllimfllma That's why we ask you to talk to the Btudebakcr Agent lllltZ
fiWi'lmilU before buying anything in the vehicle line—from a farm wagon <MMar^^ 'ifirmrTrTi
UII ml liX t0 * hitcl; lng strHP- You surely want the best for your money— '®!^!3BPGbm!!sw/
iwl 1 liuU y°ur dealer for a free copy of the Studebaker Imnlitl I
/// I IffmlM name and address (with a two cent stamp to us) and a VKI ttwiiil I
i tlTnmln free copy will be sent you. Address Dept. N0.c,0 *I| ii VUlljj I
11, mlyy^^ Studcbakerßros.Mfg.Co., South Bend, Ind. » If/
I A M^^"^ * <^ea'er ni»y make more by selling you some other, but you n|^> |J*7
Aik a Man From * •
About the reputation of the J. I. CASE
PLOW. He will tell you it IS ALL RIGHT.
*55' <:^^ S?yy ). L CASE WALKING PLOW
..,..,. __.„„__„ ---, --, Is «lmply perfection* that is all. We hay»
THE TRIUMPH SULKY them in Stubble, Sod and Stubble and Tim-
Is a triumph over all competition. *** **** ****&- Wt £ V' an* aothori T / out
W. guarantee It the *??**<*? "I'iT^* £*? P °ottt? °«
«««-« -„„.„ -> T *—, ...no right bring it back." It shows OUR confl-
BEST SULKY PLOW MADE J*^ E know they won't come back.
Send for circular telling all about It. They never have.
Made in two and three bottom |
"tyles, with or without riding at- S
•*st^_ tachment, Stubble or Sod and I
*^^^^^/%4 Stubble—THE PLOW FOR S
We don't hedUte to tay to any I
s^^~-TT^Shgs£:*s^fßC Tt, reasonable and unprejudiced man %
4r^ Wm*ff Ok KYI "Take it and try It. If it is not |
V \\i\\/ \v7l\7/ the best Steel Walking G*n« ¥
feW If n! \|^ \/ Plow you ever used, we will take I
T7 — -?>\^ /7 > i *<J^ it back, and pay you for taking it * J
j^/ /Y^^J out and hauling ft back." Our U
*f^~~^S agents arc authorized to say the n
same. 1 THIS IS STRONG TALK, and you will notice it is well backed. \\
NEW CASE WALKING GANGS simply can't be beat THAT'S ALL. *j
And you need a guardian if you don try one on our proposition. ft
arc in the same class as the other Case Plow Goods, and at the head of the class.
. k Mitchell, Lewis & Stayer Co. (
Spokane boise mamn First and Taylor Streets

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