Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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d resisted the influence of the bestphosphates, not forgetting BOO pounds ofnitrate of soda, has given excellent results. POPULAR GARDENING. October, Every mineral was In the soil in abundance,but the soil itself was without lite or chem-ical action. It wanted carbon (humus), andthe usual acids resulting from the oxidationof organic matter, which not only rendersthe mineral soluble, but presents an absorb-ing substance to hold mechanically the air,carbonic acid, ammonia, etc., found in thefalling rains and condensing dew, for whichmere sand and clay have no attractions.Besides this, the decaying vegetable mat-ter attracts heat, keeps the soil warm andhus promotes growth. Anthrax may prove of benefit in destroyingcut worms, they are not without precedent,as the group to which the species belongs,is,according to Osten Sacken, known to preynormally on the pupa? of Ijepidoptera, e.s-pecially Noctu». In number of species ofthis group is about equally represented inEurope and this country.
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Strawberry Notes. L. J. FARMER, OSWEGO CO., N. Y. The most crying want in the Strawberrybusiness to day is a reliable, perfect-flower-ing variety. We have plenty ofgood pistillates. There is theHaverland, with its immense cropof fruit, just the berry wanted forfarmers families, and not too par-ticular near markets. But itQtj wont bear alone. We wonder if Anthrax Bypomelas; a, Laiva; c, Pupa; (i, Perfect Insect. Many of our best farm writers, in com-paring the values of stable manures andconcentrated fertilizers, leave this phase ofthe question entirely out of consideration.The carbon, which composes the bulk of thestable manure, is not counted. Of coursethere are cases were the carbon is notneeded.So are there cases where the potash or thephosphoric acid is not needed. Wherever any one of these plant foods isalready in the soil in abundance, we neednot take the pains to apply it. Muck landor other soil well filled with decaying vege-table matter, can be kept in first-class stateof fer
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