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Copperas Water And Tomato Plants

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A writer saya: " In Ene I bought six tomato planta tbr carly use. I set them out near the house. Wben they began to grow nicely, I watered four plants with a solution of sulphateof iron, couiraonly called copperaB, three times. I took a fortygallon cask and filled it with water, and in this I dissolved five pounds of copperas. Now for the result. The plants watered with the solution were two weeks earlier than the others. My diary says : October 9, 1877. Picked toiaatoesofsocondgrowth, and tliird erop growing and vines stil] blooming. The vines unwatered with the solution were at the time dead. I triod it again this year, with the same reiuarkable resulta - two cropB, early and late. The tomatoes of both crops were nice, largo and deliciou8. As nay cask sat in the garden, the rose bushes and other flowering plants got occasional contribution of itand flowers produced were extraordinarily fine." The nutritive value of milk is hardly suffieiently appreciated. According to the best and most recent analyses, good milk contains in each quart : Buttcr, about one nd one-eighth ounce ; casein, two and one-fourth ounces ; milk sugar, one ounce, and salts (phosphates, etc), nearly oneeighth of an ounce. Two quarts of milk, therefore, with twelve ounces of bread contains sufficient nutriment for a full grown man daily. No chcaper food of equal value and easy assimilation can be found. ,____