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THE WEEKLY ERA.
Greensboro North State.
Hn. 8. W. Watts is a successful
farmer aslwell as a Judrre. He has
been engaged in cotton-culture, and
has introduced what is called the
Continental Cotton. It ' is very
proline and has the finest lint of
any cotton heretofore made in the
South; and the last state Fair, re
cognizing these qualities, awarded
adeploma. Judge Watts asserts
that This cotton will yield, upon
improved land, from four to six
thousand pounds of seed cotton to
We have heretofore advocated.
in these columns, the planting
of cotton in this section of
North Carolina. We were promis
ed a communication, giving direc
tions as to the cultivation of this
staple, but the gentleman upon
whom we relied for this informa
uou, mueu wr buiije reason, 10 give
u. now is we time to consider
uie iiufsuuu i -i cuuwii cuiiuro in
this and contiguous counties. We
ao not urge iarmers to engage ex
tensively in this industry, but
every one may try, in a limited
way, what he can do.
or the benefit of those who desire
to avail themselves of the use of the
seed of the kind of cotton above
spoken of, which has been so flat
teringly recommended by the State
b air, we append the following di
recti ons, given by Judge Watts
"Plant by the 10th of April, and
check as you would corn. 3 by 4 feet
distance, 2 seed to the hill, taking
out one, alter securing a stand.
"In using guano, put one peck of
salt to the bag, mix well and put a
large taDle-spoonlul to the hill.
"uompost norse stable manure.
cotton seed and dirt together, using
iour loausoi uin,oneoi norse stable
and one of cotton seed. Occasion
ally sprinkle your heaps with salt
and lime. Put a large shovel full
of compost to hill before planting."
The seeds are Dut ud in Dackaerea
containing one pint, xnree packages
will plant an acre. I he price is one
dollar per package. They maybe
obtained of Judjre Watts, at his
residence in Franklinton.
Wo hope our farmers will take
this matter in hand, and where
they have a soil adapted to the
growth of cotton, put in an acre, or
two, by way of experiment.
Peas for Pigs.
The Stock Yard Sun Is satisfied
Colorado, ancrnuch other sections
as ao noi proauce corn to any aa
vantage because of the brevity and
coldness of the season, may all have
success in pork producing, simply
by falsing oats and peas for feed.
These two articles will grow to per
iection in any of the countries
named. Oats can be fed in the field
-without harvesting, to the best ad
vantage, and they fatten hogs in
the most rapid manner. Peas are
the chief dependence in Canada for
making pork. Fifty bushel to the
acre have been raised in that coun
try, though that is an extraordinary
yield, about 30 bushels being an
average crop. The vines, after the
peas are thrashed out, are about
equal to clover hay, for sheep. Peas
weigh from 60 to Go pounds per
measured bushel, and have consid
erably more nutriment than the
same amount of corn. So there is
no reason to doubt that the hog can
be raised to good advantage in all
the Northern country in question.
to perfection where
oats can be produced. An
crop of peas will bring the farmer
nearly, if not quite, as much as an
average crop of corn, counting the
vines as food for sheep. This ap
plies to the pine country of the
lower South abaut :vs well as to
Success in Peach Culture.
It is useless to undertake to grow
peaches unless you intend to bestow
the very best culture. A slip-shod
svstem will not do. Many think
that after a peach orchard is estab
lished, it can be let alone like an
apple orchard. There was never a
greater mistake. The nature of the
two trees is very different. The
peach must have constant culture
in summer, if you would have a
large crop of large superior peaches.
The ground must be plowed and
harrowed often during the season.
It must bo kept open and porous.
The peach trees need cultivation as
much as corn or potatoes, and you
will not get fine fruit without. You
shall have no other cropon the
ground. There are so many failures
in peach culture, by neglect of fork
ing the ground, that we feel com
pelled to urge no more peach tree
planting, unless tho party planting
intends to work the ground thor-
I 1 A. I 4! T ! 1
ougniy aiier piamuig. j.i mis is
done, and a good location is selected
preach growing may be made a suc
cess. If not done, it will prove a
failure.. There is a fine prospect for
a good peach crop next year, and
those will make the most money
who will bestow the highest culture.
This breed of hogs was formerly
held in high repute, for the genuine
article is, no doubt, one of the best
of the swinish fraternity ; but of
lata years the demand for them has
very materially increased, and the
Pa. Journal of the Farm erives as a
reason for the declension that ' it
results from an almost indiscrimi
nate shipment of white pigs in Ches
ter County. When the demand was
at its highest point, dealers were
scourging the county, and buying
up any kind of pigs so they had no
black hair, and shipping them
abroad to the disappointment of
purchasers, and discredit of Chester
Whites. They can scarcely be
claimed to be a distinct breed, but
are only the result of many years
careful crossing, and not having
thmii nhaMirariBtina tiro1 crnr o
characteristics fixed, show
stronfr tendency to revert to their
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