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The story of the Per Ola settlements in Forest County, Wisconsin

Vegetables,   pp. 12-13 PDF (483.5 KB)

Page 12

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Oat field 7 miles north of Crandon.
  CORN for SILAGE yields 8 to 14 tons. One of our best farmers
figures on 12 and better on the average. For silage, we grow some of
the later varieties. Among these varieties, the well-known variety,
GOLDEN GLOW, and Wisconsin No. 12 are the most important.
                   FIELD AND ROOT CROPS.
  RUTABAGAS, CARROTS, STOCK BEETS. A source of much food
for dairy,aswell as other stock, is found in root crops. Several farmers
raise regularly from 800 to 1200 bushels of rutabagas per acre, 600 bushels
carrots and 700 to 1000 bushels stock beets. Canadian rutabagas are
being planted in drills for human food market this year, 1917. About a
hundred carloads will be shipped if conditions continue favorable.
  The soil adapted to potatoes and similar crops is also well adapted to
growing of vegetables. Our soil is very fast, which is necessary for the
growth of the finest quality of vegetables. All users of our vegetables
will testify to their superior quality. Our radishes are crisp and firm and
cannot be excelled; the same is true of all root crops. Cabbages and
tomatoes ddPvery well. Thousands of heads of cabbage are raised for
use in the lumber camps. One farmer has a five-acre cabbage patch
this year, (1917).
  Some of the lower lands, when cleared, produce ideal celery, and our
markets will furnish a demand for this product. Of course, in this new
country such crops have not as yet received much attention.
  To the new settler, the suitability of our country for vegetables is a
very valuable consideration. He can raise the greater portion of his
living by planting vegetables, which furnishes him not only food for

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