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Capabilities Of An Acre

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J. M. Smith, a inarket gardener of Green Bay furnishes the llorticulturist somo interesting statements of his experimenta in high culture. Ho has found the rule invariable, not a singleexception to it, that the more he has spent in cultivating and manuring, the greater have been tho net profits per acre. Last season he cultivated fourteen aeres, and bogan with a more thorough and öxpensive cultivation than ever before. The result was, that although there was a " terrino drouth - one of tho dryest seasons ever known in that región - after spending $3,986 or $.384 per acre, he had a better balanco than at any provious year. He appears to rogard constant cultivation, especially ihrough drouth, in connection with copious manuring ag all important. Stablo manure is the standard ; with suoh UB6 of suporphosphates, piaster, lime, ashes, and othor manures, as experienco and good sense point out. "After you have learned how to spend money to tho best advantage," he remarks, " a largor proflt may be made by laying out $300 per acre than with less. After the Becond year, if your land does not pay all its expenses, taxes, and ten per cent. on $1,000 per acre, there is somothing wrong somewhere. I have somo acres of land that did not pay exponses for two years, but for a number of years past havo not failed to pay ten per cent. on at least $2,000 per acre. I expect my whole garden to do more than that in a short time." He adds, that he is now aiming at 1,000 bushels of onious per acre, then a erop of carrots or turnips, of 500 bushels of early potatoes; or if strawberries, 1 2,800 quarts or 400 bushels per acie. This amount of strawberries is not wholly impossible, as we have known, under our own observation, this rate on two-thirds of an acre.


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