Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Coe, R. J.
Raspberries, pp. 37-42 PDF (1.7 MB)
DICUSSION. in the spring do you recommend tak they have covered and where they ing up those that are laid down? We have cultivated thoroughly and found hat spring that-many of ours pruned early In the spring. I Aind laid too long and when we took them the average testimony is in favor Of up they had started a growth of about their not being winter protected; an inch long, with roots about an inch that you will get an good growtb long, and about obe-nalf of our canes without winter protection as with It, were entirely ruined. and that being the case, we may at Mr. Tobey-We should watch the least afford to experiment along this cane. About the time the new growth line. If we find that we grow enough starts, just the buo, we uncover, but better crops to pay for winter pro- not until then. Sometimes that is the tection, of course we will do It, but 10th of April, and sometimes the 20th; if it does not pay, as it certainly does it depends upon the season. not pay me, we will leave them to Mr. Kellogg-How do you cvver stand up. I never have lost a crop them? yet. I have had some crops cut Mr. Tobey-We lay down earlier short, but never have lost a crop by than most farmers, as a rule. Many winter killing. farmers will put off laying down the Mr. Kellogg-What Is the condition raspberries until the last thing. We of the canes at the present time after commence about the nrst of October the past winter? to lay down upon the green side; Mr. Coe-I have not been in the they will bend easier and you can field since last falL cover them up. We just cover the Mr. Kellogg-I was in the field re- tops and then after our plantation is cently, examining these two varieties, all down, we go along and cover them of which I have specimens here, and up entirely. When we first lay them I have also a peach here, cut from the down we do not cover them entirely, same field, and It seems to me that but the Nemaha, the Older, and the some of them are dry. Gregg are entirely covered up, with Mr. Coe-The tips of them are dry, us. but that doesn't make any difference A Member-What kind of plants because we cut them off, anyhow; would you select in the spring to set that is in pretty good shape. out; those that come up the same The Chairman-How many practice spring or the year before? laying down raspberries? One. Mr. Coe-The Black Caps, by bend- Now, how many do not practice It? ing over, that forms a growth of The evidence here seems to be roots that we plant from. There are against laying down. some sections of this state that are Mr. Kellogg-I want to vote both very much colder than some others. ways. I have been told that Sparta is the Mr. Coe-I want to call your atten coldest place in the world. tion to one thing, and that is to I Mr. Tobey-We don't want that hoe that works easy. We had a hoe published as true, because It is not. years ago, a three cornered hoe, oad Mr. Coe-The fact is that the sum- we like a three-cornered hoe yet, bul mer treatment has as much to do it has a point on the other end, si with the summering and the winter- when we go to get a hoe we buy I Ing as the covering in the winter. I common shaped hoe, and the thinnesI am satisfied ci that from my twenty and best we can get. After you ham years' experience; and moreover I your hoe bought, if there is a tin shq have taken pains to ask questions in In connection with the hardwar diferet parts of the state where store, take the hoe into the tin shq L L I t L a p : 41
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