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Ashes As A Fertilizer

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The Chautauqua Farmer says tliat unbleached wood ashes, used either alone as a top dressing or in connection with a compost, forms a most valuable fertilizer for orchards, young or old. They are rich in poiash, one of the elementa most needed by fruit trees, and are worth 40 cents per bushei for this purpose. Ashes being in a finely divided state, their valuable elements are in a very favorable condition for the action of the roots of plants, and for orchards they have a valué equal tq that of ground bone. To any orcbardist who wishes to put his orchard in the best condition at the least expense, there is no question but ashes are worth to or three times wliat soap faetones are accustomed to pay for them.