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Fruit Growers, Save Your Plums

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As soon as the binssoms are of} tlie tree, take a buoket of slucked lime (air filacked is the best,) in a dry state, nnd when the tree is wet with áew in the morning throw the lime through the tree by haodsfull - don't be üfraid ofit. If the tree is arge, get a pair of steps or sometbing elso to stand upon, so that you can scalter the lime vvell through the tree ; and the work ia done uutil after the lime is vvashed off with a rain, and tben yon wil] give your tree another liming. In this way keep your tree limed until aboulthe 20th of June, and I wil] irisure that the plums wil] bo safe. My experience has satisfied me that the above is an infallible deience against the Ourculio. One of my neighbors (Mr. O. D. Stark,) and rnytelf have tried it for two yeais past with the most gratifying resnlla, I had two plum trees growing in mv yard ; they would regularly blooiiï, but not one of the plums would stay on the trees to ripen, In the spring of 1861 a íew plums on each tree escapad deslruction fooin the frost ; I limed ooe of them as above and saved the fruit, whilst on the other tree not one plum esoaped being stung by the Curculio. The nest spring 1 limed both trees and iound it to be a complete success. I believe that no such plums were ever before produced in this country ; one of them was a Golden Drop - they were larger than Shanghai hen's eggs - the other was a beautiful reddish purple, covered with bloom and of the size or rather larger than Green Gage. I believe I never saw a a richer collection of fruit than those were. Mr Stark met vviih the same gratifying success. I wish newe papers generaly would cali the attention of fruit growers to this remedy. It may be applied with equal advantage to all other kinds of fruit that insects are in the habit of destroving. And permit me to suggest the same as a defonce against the ravages of the


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Michigan Argus