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Growing Clover To Coarse

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It is sometimes objected to clovei tb ut it is too coarse as leed - this being the case where it is grown on strong groimd, making a large stuik. Tliis can be remedied by sowing thick, and tlms Ketting a fine stemmed erop, also shortvr in longth, the stalks varying fruui rifteen to twentyfive inches, according to the qunlity of the land, the season, and whether piaster has been used, but the point is to sow thick - froin ten to twelve quarts per acre - evenly scattered on oiellow soil and brushed in it' sown with spring grain. This íorins a close growth, find mu;t be cut before it lodges niuch, and this is generally about the time of ttowei ing. Else if lodged badly, and peruiitted to remain for some time, it will part ally rot and lose some of its quality as a ieed. But harvested in time and well onrod, there will be no deterioraiion of the hib. value which this plant has obtained among our best dairymeir. ïhrie tons per acre may be thus realized ; and if the season is a good one, the aniount muy be doubled by two cuttings; and ciover 6hould always be cut twice, each time at the blossoming period. We prefer the medium size of June clover, as itispnriier and finer stommcd than the larse kind, and less apt to lodfro. and alwuys peimits of two cuttings. On poor laud clover may be grown BUCCGSsfuLly, improving the land. But it may bo raised on the richest of land with the most gratifying results ; only get it close so as to have it fine stemmed, and cut, in time - Oh 'o Fa rmcr.


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Michigan Argus