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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Ingham, J. W.
Why farmers don't have good gardens,   pp. 42-46 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 42


42       WISCONSIN STATE HoTICUTuRAL SOCiETY.
a combination of the two. It is objectionable, but it is not nearly
as objectionable as the scab would be.
Dr. Loope: I have used the power sprayer at a pressure Of
130 to 160 pounds, and I have used also the barrel spray, and
often with the barrel spray I found more of that brown than with
the other.
Mr. Milward: It will be different in different seasons. I
think the matter of pressure has much to do with it. Also a
difference in the skin; there seem to be some varieties that are
more susceptible than others.
The President: As Mr. Herbst is not here, I will ask Mr.
Smith to speak on "The Vegetable Garden, One Side of the
Question. "
The Secretary: Perhaps it would be better to hear from the
other side first. When I put Mr. Ingham down on the program,
I scarcely expected he would be here, as he lives in Pennsylvania,
in fact, I knew he would not be here. I was attraced by an
article that he had writiten for one of the agricultural papers, a
rather unique presentation of the subject of the farmer's garden.
There are some rather startling facts in this brief paper. I want
to say, I am not in any sense responsible for them, any more than
I am responsible for Prof. Moore's argument on the farmer's
orchard.
WHY FARMERS DON'T HAVE GOOD GARDENS.
J. W. INGHAM, Pennsylvania.
It would give me great pleasure, if possible, to meet the mem-
bers of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society at La Crosme
in August next. Societies, like corporations, when properly con-
ducted, do much good. The work of many minds, and numerods
hands, can accomplish more in a special field than the labors of a
few. The discoveries, and improvements of each member, soon
become the property of all, and all are energized, psychologized
and stimulated to greater efforts by contact with each other. The
reports of these meetings and discussions are widely published,
are read, enjoyed and remembered by thousands who cast the col-
lege bulletins aside unopened.
It is generally agreed that for some reason, the particular
branch of horticulturee which consists in the care and cultivation


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