It’s Garden Time In Cleveland County Now
Tips For Garden
harden Is Most Important t'ntt In
Live-At-Home Program, Gar
By Mrs. Irina Wallace, Home Agent
In the state-wide farm plan there
Is no other part of the program so
Important to the carrying out of the
as the garden unit.
The poet has said "In the spring
a young man's fancy lightly turns
to thoughts of love.” We might add
this Inelegant but thoroughly truth
ful bit Of rhyme, "And In March the
housewife’s muscle 'gins a hoe and
rake to shove." for there is no time
like March, the month of awaken
ing life, to get the results par ex
cellence from a bit of work. The
dormant season Is over, . and the
cradling winds are swaying trees
and shrubs to fresh new life, the
spirit of the seeds are restless and
eager for a start, and spring fur
nlshes the best conditions for
growth for all seed that can stand a
cool spell that may follow these
The human plant. If we did but
realise It, Is Just os much starved
for earth and sunlight with the
right kind of exercise as these plants
who have their fixed places In the
soil. This 13 the first aid to health,
ruid I recommend gardening to
every woman who has so much
house work that she simply can not
find time for out door exercise, as
the best method I have ever found
to provide this time, and guarantee
added health and strength even
though the garden Itself may net tie
ouch a success,
I am asking my club women to try
at least cne new vegetable for
spring, for summer, for fall and for
winter. We can bccomo so accus
tomed to eating the same things
that we miss some of the most de
licious and healthful foods that we
may have for the small price of seed
and a little extra work. I nm listing
some of the things that we may try,
If we have not already made them a
part of the gardening plan, I be
lieve that the majority of our club
women have already formed the
habit of planting the carrots three
times per year so that they may
have the tender succulent roots in
their gardens the year round, and
even those who have failed to per
suade their families to eat the rook
ed carrots make delicious salads
using the Carrots in their combina
tions. 8alstfy, or oyster plant W
another favorite that has won a
plac# In our gardens In the past
few years. Parsnips have not been
so popular, but with a little persev
erance one can cultivate a taste for
them, for like celery they have a de
cided flavor that, has to be culti
vated in most cases. Summer spin
ach, the New Zealand variety, is not
so welk known as the winter and 1
spring varieties, but Is of far greater i
importance, because it may be used!
alt through the summer, at a tlmej
that it is almost Impossible tt> have
other greens on account of the hot f
weather and insects. Several wom
en tried the “new" vegetable that
has proved so popular in the truck- j
In? sections, broccoli, but we did net I
have 'the success we were expecting j
This was because we have not j
learned the best methods for ban-!
tiling it. so I am asking that you try j
Quoting from the garden notes for j
March, prepared by Mr. E. E. Mor
Don't forget the Importance of
timeliness in the planting of par
dean crops. Nothing gives the gar
dener greater satisfaction than the ,
knowledge that he has given ever
crop its best chance for develop-'
ment. This means, first of all. the
planting of each crop is accordance
with its seasonal or climatic re
Cool U callicr.
Remember that such crops as
English peas, radishes, spinach, and
lettuce require cool weather for
their best growth. Don't make the
mistake of planting lettuce so late
that the plants will run to seed in
stead of making heads Strong
plants should be ready for .setting
not later than the first week in
March in most parts Of the state.
Lettuce tikes plenty of nutrients, so
make the soil rich If you want
good heads. Side dress with readily
available forms of ammonia fertil
izers as soon as the plants have be
come well established in the field or
garden. This is al o a good practice
to follow In the fertilization of cab
bage, spinach, and other leafy crops.
Ventilate the hotbed on bright,
sunny days. Lack of proper ventila
tion Is apt to result In damping-off
of the seedlings at the surface of
the ground or In the production of
tall, leggy plants. Vigorous, stocky
plants are be t for setting If the
tomato plants have begun to crowd
in the hojbed. transfer them to
another imtbed or to the cctldframe
Set the plants 4 inches apart in
thetr new quarters.
For an early crop of sweet pota
toes. bed the seed about 6 weeks be
fore it Is safe to set the plants in
the field. A 12-inch layer of fresh
horse manure under the potatoes
will provide warmth during the cold
days. Place a 6-lnch layer of sand
or soil on top of the manure and
bed the potatoes on top of this. Then
cover with 2 Inches of sand or sandy
loam soil. A covering of glass sash
or cloth should be provided to pro
tect from frost. Vine cuttings may
be made in early June from the
first setting of sprouts.
By all means plant a row of car
rots this year. Plant at the same
time and give the same cultural
treatment as for beds. The Chan
tenay Is the leading variety for home
and market. For a good early beet,
try Early Wonder. Detroit Dark Red
Is a good man crop variety.
Begin work early on the water
melon and cantaloupe patch. Both
crops respond well to stable manure.
Four or five tone per acre applied
jin the hill will give good results.
| Add a handful of super-phosphate
to the manure in each hill. The
! manure should be in a well rotted
condition before the seeds are plant
Tenth of Acre.
If every farmer requires that both
he and every one of his tenants
shall plant at least one-tenth of an
acre of land for each person In
their family, we shall soon be free
from the dread curse of pellagra
and want. It has been estimated
that the vegetables grown on one
half acre of land would cost at
least $225.00 if bought In stores or
on markets. I ask you what tenant,
or farmer, can attain any degree of
success If he pays out that amount
for vegetables, or what degree of
health can ho attain If he does not
The Star is doing a good piece of
work with its live at home pledge
The editors realise that it is the
common failure of human nature lo
plan to do great things, and just
keep planning until It Is too late to
do anything toward accomplishing
the purpose, so they have hit upon
that plan to help keep your prom
ise to yourself, for when you have
signed the pledge and sent it in, you
will get straight to work to fulfill
your promise to your paper. If you
have not ; igned the pledge, hunt
your Star1 and sent In your name,
that this honor roll shall approach
the circulation of the paper In num
The.; Progressive.. .Farmer. „ and
Southern Ruralist of March 1-15
does not literally carry the label of
"live At Home Edition" but It
should, for I have n<ver seen an edi
tion of any paper so rich in helpful
information for the farmer in prac
tically all- hues of work. I am fil
ing mine for future reference. It is
truly an all star edition, with pages
5 and 6 the nucleus of the ►ntire
For opr own Piedmont section of
slate I know of no better text book
on gardening that may be had than
The Farm and Home Carden Man
ual. which may be had for the ask
ing from N. C Agricultural Exten
sa Service, State College Station,
t'aleigh N C
Some of the main facts discussed
Why are vegetable so essential in
i How is the hot bed constructed ?
i How can early vegetables be see
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When should vegetables be plann
ed In the open?
How late may different crops be
planted for the fall garden?
How may we get the greatest pro
ductivity from a small garden?
What; are the best varieties of
vegetables to plant?
How deep and how far apart
should different vegetables be plant
How should the different siffeciflc
crops be handled?
How may I Increase my knowledge
These questions are answered In
the manual in simple form that any
one may readily understand, and
the manual Is full of tables and il
lustrations that make It even sim
pler for use.
The most helpful table on pages
26-27 gives the following informa
Number seed for 100 foot row,
number plants, depth of planting*
number days to come up, distance
between rows, length of time to
mature. On page 24 there Is a table
telling how many feet of row to
plant.for a family of five and from
this you may compute the number
for any size family.
1 am not mentioning the general
ly raised vegetables specifically, be
cause we have the best variety of
vegetables raised In our county that
1 have ever seen anywhere, and I
take it for granted that every gar
dencr will follow the usual habit of
planting everything that grows In
the garden in spring and summer. I
am going to ark that you provide for
a surplus for canning, and enough
to sell a surplus for exchange for
the things that we cannot grow in
pur climate. One of my club wom
en said she could even grow oranges
here. Another asked how, and she
replied, "By having enough eggs to
track a dozen eggs for a dozen or
anges.” X think that would be a good
sub-slogan to add to the state’s one
By actual experiment we have
found something that may prove of
wonderful service, and yet may be
the result of the type of year. X
am going to tell you, and you may
try it wtthopt a guarantee that it
shall work. From observation we
have found that beau vines are not
nearly so badly Infested with the
heap beetle when they are planted
where the sun will pot strike them
until late In the morning. Several
tried this as a test case last year,
and their results were good, but as
it Is an infant experiment, we do
not guarantee, but it is worth try
‘ Ins. Wo tfrtnlc It tnnst take the early
.sun to hutch the eggs, no If this
proves true for till time and we can
.'.rran;:e to follow the experiment,
wc shad in time be freed from the
pest. If any one tries this, will you
please report the result to me?
I was Impressed with the report
of one of my club women last Jan
uary, in discussing winter gardens
she named eleven different vege
tables that she was vising at that
time, and told Us how she had put
on her husband boots and taken a
rake out Into the garden during the
i snow that she might have the p’eas
ure pf having greens for dinner
When the snow was deep on the
Plan 'Pen Vegetables.
! Let us plan to have as many as
| ten vegetables growing in our gar
den at all times through the year.
You feed your livestock according to
their needs, let';; treat -ourselves as
Here is the list of “Daily Food Es
sentials for Growth and Health
This list gives you what is consid
ered the least we should have for
Milk—1 pint to 1 quart daily.
Vegetables—3 servings daily: 1
starchy vegetable such as potatoes.
1 leafy vegetable such as collards
cabbage, turnip greens; 1 other vege
table, such as beets, carrots, onions,
Fruits—2 servings daily, (fresh,
canned or dried.)
Be sure to use a raw fruit, a raw
cegetable. or canned tomatoes daily
Eggs— l daily.
Meat (lean)—1 serving daily
(pork, beef, mutton, poultry or fish.)
Whole grains—2 servings daily
breakfast cereal as oatmeal, cracked
wheat; bread as cornbread, whole
Fats—2 tablespoonfuls of butter
daily in addition to other fats in
Sweets—1 serving daily.
Water—8 to 8 glasses dally.
In providing for the foregoing es
sentials this list of things to be in
cluded in these budgets will be ex
actly enough of canned foods to
provide for the carrying out of the
essentials during the months that
we may not have these things grow
ing In our gardens.
Flint Hill News
Of Current Week
(Special to The Star.)
There was a large crown at Sun
day school Sunday morning and
also B. Y. P. U. Sunday afternoon.
Misses Maline Martin and Alma
Pearson were the dinner guests of
Miss Quellia Martin Sunday.
Miss Lillian 'Russ Is spending a
week with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moore
Mrs. Howard and Hoyt Martin
spent the day Sunday with Mr W
Mrs. D. D. Clary who has teen
spending the last several weeks with
her daughter Mrs. Hevls Hays is
now at home.
Miss Quellia Martin spent last
Pviday night with Mr. and Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Godfrey spent
Sunday evening with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Clary.
Misses Kate and Brunte McSwain
spent Saturday night with Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Martin.
Mr. Clary and Hoard Hamrick
spent Sunday evening with Mr
Miss Virginia Hopper was the din
ner guest of Mrs. Roe Davis Sun
Mrs. Albert Yelton spent Sunday
evening with Mr. and Mrs Vick
Miss Marysue Clary spent Satur
day night with Mr. and Mi's. Vick
Mrs. I. D. Blanton and Mrs. Osh
Martin spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Greene McSwain.
•’The big men of America are
those who never give up." We’d no
ticed that. When they predict bet
ter times, and nothing happens
they just predict some more.—Brook
"Where are the biggest and worst
mosquitoes found?” asks The Lit
erary Digest. But who in—well, who
besides The Digest wants to know?—
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Chinese Arb. 4-5 ft $1.50
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BATCH OF NEWS
Prof. Blanton to Present Diplomas
At Sunday School. Visitors
especial to The Star.)
Zion, Mar. 17.—Gur Sunday school
Is progressing fine. We are expict
ing a large crowd Sunday. Mr. Law
ton Blanton of Lattlmora high
school will be there to award diplo
mas to those who took the manual
during the study course of a few
The Junior girls from the jun'or
department Miss Clare Hoys- > r s
class gave the following interesting
program in the church auditorium
Devotional by Mary Fiances 1rvir.
Topic of lesson and memory verse
by Faye Cornwell. Recitation "The
Discovery” by, Maxine Gabaniss
Poem “The Land of Our Lord” by
Montrose Simmons and Mary Fran
ces Irvin. “A Little Song of Life”
by Montrose Simmons. Song ‘Dare
to be Brave" by class.
The teachers and officers ire to
meet with Miss Josie Wilson Thurs
day night. We art expecting' a fine j
meeting. Mr. J F Lutz will conduct j
the devotional. Mr. Pred Greene oi |
Double Springs will be there to j
teach the lesson. Miss Clare Roys-I
ter will talk about the Junior depart- j
n.ent. Everyone Is Invited.
Miss Pearl Cornwell was tha at-j
tractive week end guest of her,
brother Dr. Abner Cornwell and!
Mrs. Cornwell of Lincolnton
Mrs. G. M. Gold spent the weekj
end with her daughter Mrs. Latham j
Wilson and Mr Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Yates Brooks spent j
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. 1. *
P. Cabaniss. Mrs. Brooks Is -.pend-j
ing this week with her parent;, j
Miss Neilena Jones of Lattimore;
was the pleasant week end guest J
of Miss Margaret Martin.
We are very glad to note tha' Mr
Odus Royster Is improving slowly
Mr and Mrs. Willie Mauney and
Camlly were spend-the-day guests
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sim
ntous and family.
Mrs. George Cabaniss. and daugh
ter. Patsy Walker have returned
home, both mother and babe art do
A statistician points out that there j
are more "Williams" in the House
of Commons than any other name
; But a lot of "Bills” are thrown out.
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Also Other International Crop Producing
One of the many satisfied users of Inter
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Lattimore, N. C.
Nov. 6, 1330.
International Agricultural Corp..
Charlotte, N. C.
Nine years ago, I used International
and made a good crop, hut up to'this year I
had not been able to get International and
did not get the yield I should have gotten.
This year I asked mv dealer to get me a car
of Rainbow 10-4-4. I used 800 pounds per
acre and received a bale and over per acre.
By using 800 pounds of Rainbow Cot
ton Fertilizer per acre, which cost me $1.17
per acre more than a lower priced fertilizer
used on another field, it increased my yield
300 pounds more of seed cotton per acre" De
ducting the extra cost of $1.17, Rainbow pro
duced a net gain of $13.50 per acre more
than IV other brand.
In the future, my entire crop will he
nlanted on Rainbow Cotton Fertilizer.
Yours very truly,
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