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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 2: October, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.6 MB)

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October 1910 
leaves, with dying at tips and mar- 
gins, is the   trouble we call "tip 
burn," which is primarily due to the 
unfavorable dry, hot weather. Flea 
beetles, or any other injuries to tile 
plant, aggravate this trouble. 
  The black spots scattered over the 
leaves are the early blight, a fungous 
trouble, which, if not checked, will 
soon kill these leaves and tend to 
spread to other healthy leaves. It 
would have been well to have given 
these plants one application of Bor- 
deaux Mixture about a week ago. 
This would have reduced the flea 
I cetle injury and prevented the be- 
ginnings of the early blight. If the 
tops are still fairly green, it will still 
be worth while to give them one thor- 
ough spraying with Bordeaux Mix- 
ture. This will check in a measure 
the development of these diseases and 
prolong the life of the plant, and 
every day which is added to the life 
of the potato leaves in September will 
be of much lt ienfit to the crop such 
a year as this. 
  I htave about a dozen nap]e titn(itt 
which should be irove l, being planted 
too close and not in proper places. 
They are about five to seven yeatrs 
old. Is it safe to move thea ý If so, 
at what time of the year? And wlht 
is the proper way of replanting theln i 
  Would you also give me some in- 
formation regarding keeping of (,l 
aniuat  plants  through  winter. I 
have a delightful bed of (;eraniumt . 
strong and vigorous plants. Tlhy 
have been Idoonm ing aill summer and 
I would like to keep them over wil- 
thr and replant in the spring. 
  Can you give tie some ideas :s 
to the cost, etc., in starting a green 
house ont a small scale.  TIte best 
method, ett. 
  No. t.-lThe miaph    tre 
moved; any tree may be t 
no matter how large, it i: 
question of expense, hut 
five-year-old trees there sh 
difficulty. We advise y 
holes this fall where you 
and fill the holes with 
manure. In    early sprin, 
soon as you can dig in t 
transplant yttr trees. Take 
or roots and pack the earth firmly 
about them   in their new  location. 
I)o not transplant this fall. 
  No. 2.-There are two methods of 
keeping  Geranium   plants through 
winter. One is to store the plants in 
it rather dry collar, usually hung uI) 
in bundles by the roots. If the air 
is not too dry the plants will carry 
tirougli until spring, but it will take 
half the summer for them to recover. 
   Another plan is to cut back the 
 top-s very severely, say three-quarters 
 (if the tops to be cut off and plant 
 itt flower pots. The plants in this 
 vase ttust, le kept growing in a win- 
 low.  It will require several weeks 
 for tIain to recover but you will be 
 eldht ti( Sayt yotur original plants and 
 they s-o,,ull be in good shape to start 
 ilootnting nixt, spring. 
   As a rule it is not worth the 
Iroulilh retutired to carry over (Gera- 
nittt plants. Most p)eople who are 
fainilitr with the plants start (slips) 
or cuttings from the plants indoors. 
Thlttse tity 1w started in sand or soil 
it tinty vflower ptots and should inake 
good pinist by spring. 
  N,,. 3.- A greenhouse   may  cost 
ittywlir, from $50 to $50,000. For 
tlt  ftrt tr suitt  yo could have at 
littir conservatory built alongside 
Itt httimse and heated    from  the 
Itm)se. If you have any kind of a 
greetliu.,' with an independent heat- 
iug y.tclt it will cost you from $500 
ui). depending on the size of your 
hoii.. Thie "F'orcing Book" by L. II. 
linilh., puiblished by tht  MacMillan 
Co., New York City. gives ftll and 
exac't iltstructions for constructing 
11110,.,,,,,hP,, lith big and small. 
  (,)iustion.-('an I timove apple and 
cherry trees that have been plant(-i] 
five years from a clay to a wet sandy 
1'. N. (.    soil. also when is the best time to 
es call be   .tover eturrants, conditions as above? 
ransplanted  I do not mean that the water stands 
s merely a   on the surface of the lower soil but 
with yourt it does not settle more than 3 or 4 
ould be ,o   feet from tlt surface in a dry time. 
ou  to dig   The trees  and   bushes  are three- 
want thodi   fourths of a mile from  new house, 
  straw or   hence rteason for removal.-A. S. B. 
g just as 
he ground, 
utp plenty 
  Answer.-It will be possible to 
move these trees but not advisable. 
The   apples oit well drained  clay 
,oil Will suroly thrive if cultivated, 
sprayed, etc., while failure is al- 
most sure to result if transferred to 
the iother location. The same is true 
,i[ tlt( cherries. We cannot con- 
,tivt ,f td  t more unfavorable situa- 
tiot flot tree fruits than lhe pr,,- 
pos'ed site,. 
  \Wet know) personally every one of 
"Illt atdtvertisers  antdtl fteel satisfiet 
thatt sublsc.ribers will get  t squarte 
deal front every one if them. 
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