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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Agricultural possibilities of northern Wisconsin : an address delivered at a Farmers' Institute
(1903)

Potatoes,   p. 4 PDF (137.0 KB)


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killed out in winter as in southern Wis-
consin, because when winter comes on in
our northland, cold weather prevails con-
tinuously and there is the absence of
freezing and thawing which is so fatal to
clover life. White clover is found every-
where in the north, and, like blue grass,
seems indigenous.
Potatoes.
  We all know that the potato plant
thrives best in a cool summer climate on
rich soil. Central Wisconsin is already
widely advertised for its great crops of
magnificent potatoes.  In that region
this tuber has paid off many a mortgage.
What is true of the central portion of the
state holds equally well for large regions
further north. Northern grown potatoes
are more completely filled with starch
and possess a higher, better flavor than
the soggy, half-developed specimens of
the same tuber growing further south in
this country. Rutabagas, sugar beets,
common peas and garden vegetables gen-
erally, are of the highest quality when
grown in the north.
Peas.
  A plant that should be particularly
dwelt upon is the common field pea and
garden pea. We all know that Canada
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