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1916 Excerpt: ...grow luxuriantly and are necessarily heavy
feeders. If the ground is over-rich it has a tendency to cause too
much growth of foliage. We rather prefer having it in good
condition than trying to enrich it at the time the crop is planted
or during the growing period. We should advise that the ground on
which Dahlias are to be grown the next Summer be selected in the
fall, and if not in good condition, that it be worked up and
sufficiently enriched to grow the crop. Plow it deeply and give a
dressing of bonemeal, the amount depending on the condition the
ground is in. Anyway, from 500 pounds to a ton per acre won't be
too much; this should be harrowed in and not allowed to lie upon
the top. If available, stable manure will do to put on in the Fall
in place of bone; if the ground cannot be got ready in the Fall
then plow it as early in the Spring as possible and give it a
dressing of bonemeal, not manure. In preparing the ground it will
need to be plowed, harrowed, and rolled as often as necessary to
get it in good order, as it will be found almost useless to try to
grow Dahlias in rough ground. The amateur can follow out his plan,
using spade or fork.--R. A. Vincent in Southern Florist.
Propagating Monthly Roses. Cuttings made from monthly Roses during
the summer set in sandy soil in a shady situation would do well.
Some cover them with a-glass jar. The soil should be kept moist
until the cuttings are rooted when they may be taken up and set
where desired. It is important that the ground should not be kept
too wet when starting the cuttings. When setting the cuttings
simply let the top bud protrude above the surface. About
threequarters sand and one-quarter leaf mold or black earth makes a
good mixture for starting cuttings. One of our subscribers in
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