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Autumn Cultivation

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Theoretically there is nothing better than antnuin cultivation, and this is often spoken of as a practice that may ba followed in any season. The weather controls the extent to which it can be carned ot, aud tbongh when well exectited there ia nothing of greater value, yet injndieiousiy effected inore harm than good niay be done. Perhaps th6 greatest prood can be done on heavy soils. as tbey are then turned over when in a dry condition, and soils inverted when dry rurely run together, however mnch wet falls on them during winter; conseqnently they turn out dry and easily worked in spring, whereas, if plowed out in winter, the condition in spring is more suggestive of a bar of old fashïoned soap than of material trom which mellowseed beds are made. The lighter soils can of course be worked advantageously in less favorable weather, so a longer season remainsfor working them; j consejueutly tvn apparent backwardness may often be made good. But whatever the evil there is no doubt that, where possible, it is an advantage to go forward with the tilling in atitumn. "Is Mistah Gwaynus in?" asked the caller. "He is, sah," replied the dusky functionary at the door, "but he is occupied." "Howsoon, sah," said the caller, "will Mistah Gwaynus be vacant ?"


Ann Arbor Argus
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