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Wisconsin farmer and northwestern cultivator
Vol. 4 (1852)

Wisconsin and Iowa farmer, and northwestern cultivator. Vol. IV, no. 6,   pp. [121]-144 PDF (9.4 MB)


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WISCONSIN & IOWA FARMER,
                                      AND
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JAII3mLL, WIs., M 5      1852.
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    | -U5URD OK TIE    n&8T O XACU  ONT11. ST
            MARK WILLER.
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      50 Cents a Year In Advance;
 FI vecople. Ibe  t. Ifdi eted to one Posl Office. and at the
 same rte for a larger number. All subscriptions to com-
 mence with the volume. Bark nunbers supplied to new
 subscribers.    ____
              ADVYZUTISNG;
 One pae per year                     0S(0
 IUalfrpas " "                          30
 Quarter page   -19
 '.B8ptlmPpge                           10
 One qmanae. (twelve lines or lees.) I year      650
     I  one YOUr) for ftirt aseruton    SWa
I or eaebsubseqtuent ihaerdoq            73
OFFIC.-Ewnplre Block. Mlall? 8t. In the rooms occ upl-
ed *  the d  r the J.sneville Gzete .-
            Ihb   l in  linois.
  Flngmtlriu-"The people of the state of
Illiypou-the dwellers in " Egypt"-are about to
ask theisee men for an INDVsTRIAL UNIvSrsIVY
-for a#nstitution which shall be to the merchmant,
the mechanic and the FARMER, What West Point
is to the soldier and civil engineer-and the old
collee to the divine, the lawyer and the man of
medicline.
Have you a word of encouragement for use-
Your state has the start of ours in the matter of a
State Agricultural Society. Will you help us to
8et the start of the old states in establishing a state
school for the specifie education of the producers
of the state I
I trust you are too f fresh from the people," and
have too much confidence in western work, and
western enterprise, to believe-with older editors
-that we should wait for the action of older
Iat"
Idea m  ture Into aote In nmow countriesq while
the 4reiinator. of thes See them fade into illu-
utom, ;.der the tyranny of old custom in old coan-
muaiaes. WuvwAat, Ho I is the word of to-day;
ad IWO of the Northwest must be pioneers in
10it iadestrial education, as their inhabitants
havs been, in enlarging the 9-are, of freedonmo
ad woking eot the "manifeut destiny" of a new
Ne Of IuuIgeA be13gs.
Give U your sympathy In our hopeful efforta,
-  It we must All, like "New York and Mama-
esess N" let It not he freo laek of sypathy in
OU  pe, with the geat thought of Industrial
uieea11flom r In other wr"1 ' specl     educa-
Wam' r O aud.works als well as specta. educa-
hIsi     heed weer...  No me eolft to the 1Jt-
ter, but when we ask for a li&e privilege for the
former, we are met by I the doctors" with the =%
of "danger to established institutions, and the
general good" growing out of a feature which they
have found very convenient and satisfactory, when
enjoyed by theassedec exclusively. But I cans'
write, and have no right to think, atcording to
this old doctrine.   Yours,
                        JouX A. KxzIxcoTr.
  Northfieldd Ill., May 20, 1852.
                  Carrots.
  Carrots may be sown as ltte as the 1oth of 3 une,
and have ample time to mature their growth, in
tH1section of country, where our long mild au.
tumn1 faior-lhe late growth of plants  Whim
sown late, they are much superior in flavor and
keeping qualities for winter use, and the seed in
less liable to rot in the ground. Carrot seed is
slow to vegetate; requiring under fivorable drr
cumstances about three week's timei hence if the
soil is wet and cold, the seed will perish before It
will germinate, We hear more complaint of the
failure of carrot seed to grow, than any other, and
we think the cause, may probably quite as ofte
be traced to, too cary sowing or an ipr.pe, seloe-
tion and preparation of ground, as to worthle seed.
To get good crops, the soil should be a deep, dry,
rich, Sandy loam, deeply dug or prepared by Sub-
soiling.
  We should think the method of eultivatien de-
tailed in the following article from the N. Y. Far-
mer an excellent one; especially when the graond
to be sown, is wet and difficult of drainage;
  ' How halU we sow them No as to cultivae
them with the greatest economy of labor, ma-
nure, lc ?
  A neighbor tried the following method the
last seawn.  He is a man of good judgment
and some little exparenc, and speaks very&f
rorably of hia success. After prpanng his
land in the usual way, by spreading aUre
kc, he sowed a pat on a level bed  a isr=a
usual, the other part he ridd i    the  llow-.
ing manner ± Takii   Adon't     nl    hboerd
orse plow, he pese with itlhetwa    wh"
te would have his row, the plowr  g   g
a ridge on ench side as he ,_sedor   e    .
    theridge on   e side             a   w user
    1 I l other.   He tbzsod a
YU" ILY.
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