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Albert Lea Evening Tribune Farm Tab Newspaper Archives Sep 27 1947, Page 1

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Albert Lea Evening Tribune Farm Tab (Newspaper) - September 27, 1947, Albert Lea, Minnesota A pm it Ita tvs Illg trib flt Aam i x club reports volume i Albert Lea Minnesota saturday. September 27. 1947 number 5 two acres make Good living grower finds in Gladiolus income is stable beats onions five to one additional pictures on Pace la the Gross income from two acres of Gladiolus will average about As much As from ten acres of onions. The net would exceed that from the onions because the expense would be less. One woman could do All the work required on the two acres of glads. The income from that sized Patch would make her a Good by in one Albert i Ca woman has found these to in facts she has two acres of glads. She Doe practically All the work on them and a Good Deal beside. She helps to grow and Harvest 15 acres of onion and 45 acres of carrots Lier husband is incapacitated for manual labor by a heart ailment though he is Able to do the trunk work the writing and the driving of car and truck they Are or. And mrs James a Sturtz. 804 Frank Avenue. Bought 14 years ago the Sturtz vegetable and Flower farm is located about six Miles a Multi of Albert on South Broadway. They bought the 86 acres of peat land about 14 years ago. And have been farming it about ten years. They have built up their Gladiolus farm within the last six years though or. Sturtz a grown a few for his own pleasure for nearly 20 years in that time. No do hit. He Learned quite a Little of the know How the onion and the carrots in Duce slightly the income from the glads the Flower Are planted late i that there shall be two and not three main cutting of the Bloom omitting the late cutting give time in september for the onion Topping sell blot oms too the Sturtzer unlike the Large commercial grower of the. Field and Keew Enaw Peninsulas Market blossoms As Well As bulbs the big growers mostly pay no a a Tention to the acres of Brillian Bloom they sell Only Root and bulbs the hurtles get about one third of their Gladiolus income from the blossoms which they sell St wholesale to florists tile greenhouse in Albert i a takes some of them others Are shipped to retailers in neighbouring cities the bulbs technically Eorms provide the bulk of the income Uke the blossoms they Are sold at wholesale prices vary Accord my to the Beauty of the blossoms they will produce and according to the newness of the varieties so we times a Little sack of them perhaps a Peck will bring As much at 875 cuts Al blossoms mrs blurt plants the bulb with the help of two women and some times three Helen Bogenrief and Bertha Kahl have been with her two years helping to Weed and Harvest them she does ail the Cut my of blossoms herself the corms Are graded at to size a potatoes and Art graded the Large Colins which produce the blossoms Are planted in the peat soil must b thicker than they could by placed in Muon Sod about six inches apart in double Lowa. Tbs uie Ucucu sued terms. Which have a year to grow before Blooming Well. Are spaced three inches apart the Small ones at 25 to the foot and the tiny bullets at about 50 to the foot or to bushels to the acre. Like most Flower growers. Or. Sturtz started it As a Hobby. He had always wanted to farm. Employed in Omaha he came in Contact with a fellow worker who told him he planned to go Hack to the Pacific Northwest to resume the growing of Gladiolus Sturtz was mild interested. As manager for some year of Kasota farms he became Fame linear with put soil and the methods that make it produce. He bought the 86-acre farm of peat soil to the East of South Broadway and started growing continued on Pope la wire Basket Best remarkable litter of pigs wins no fair premiums till is the kind of a Basket in w Iii h it i be t to gather egg it allows tile til to Cool out faster than Eto aed buckets. Of course not All eggs arc As Lai i a a the ones he own in the picture. The were produced on the Bye farm in Mansfield and Are not unite As Large a base ill hut the Bye Lake Tare to preserve Quality As Well a i Odin i us size. Short course for feed mixers the University of Minn Nta annual animal nutrition Short course has been ret for Ort 27 and 28 at University farm j of Christianson director of agricultural Short course. The course is intended i Lina Rily for feed manufacturers and dealer. It brings farm products processor up to Date on the latest developments in farming that concern their businesses beside University farm staff so Cia Lisis. Several outside speakers have already been engaged among them is to bobsled Choli mail. Department of animal husbandry University of Wisconsin Madison. Concatenation of correlated circumstances rules porkers from Competition or Turtz son Pope 9 lit. If the do litter of pigs Erpi Odin cd Iii Freeborn county i being fed by a Young Man w us out Pic vim expel Lance and in a ten Bot y when i w Swine Are produced i he hoi Lei Dom an id Al Quot to of growing them tin Are extra i Hon i pig hut they have won no Piikea Foi their owner and will not get into an Competition tor premiums they an Market hog not pure bred so Thev Eon id not it untie in in open t at the fount a t then outlet m not a Menthe of a i la flub to he could riot com Pele lit those Clame with a fat Bairn or a ton litter. Ile in a future fainter of Amenia. In tin a Lasso of Donald k Bani on Ai tier Agni Ellhue i ear bet he was eligible to show pigs in Lite vocational agin culture show at Austin in connection with the Mower a a Unity fall but Ida pigs were not eligible i hey hat been allowed too late to attain the requited weight of in founds not being pm lined they could be Abow ii in the National Harrow show at Austin this month Only in the truck Load class which Calls for of harrows to find enough limn of their Typo and equal to them in Quant would be a practical impossibility lining Spring narrowed they can not get into the Spring Harrow How Iii albeit of a where fall narrowed pigs on it Are admitted to Jack la vim of Hollandale will win no premiums hut be a one of the fluent litter you would w Iii to be Aud to has Dona a magnificent Job of glowing them a i Ohi instructor i i aul of. Of Man no 1 sir i lit ii dam is a put clued in Lei it hit from the held of John tub it it of til she fill Lowed Pili a in a Nam who ii had in Cit t a i Al Oil v cleaned with hot Lye she Hail been was it it a i w it h warm soapy w Atar an elect i in Hoodei Jack had built protected the ten pig it fire weeks i Rcv Welt moved to a slim Lute originally built in a it Hii Ken to if hut in it Jai k g father a l re mod in to mine year ago when he had gwm ii o f fire Intel. I bad Bern provided us it tint Iet. Feeding floor on Iuo Side Jack scrubbed out tin nog barn and ire Bor to ult file pint lot in Dally Vin a. Waler oui the farm nosing wet the pig we saluted us Ben dam til car a cold to Topping Gladiolus bulb in much like Topolin a onion As tim picture of or. James. Mum a Hows bulb Corm and their adhering Bullet Are pulled the top Cut off and the bulb placed in a Creen bottomed Frame. Separated a to size the Corm Are cleaned of dirt by baking sacked hey Are taken Home for More careful separation and drying. A we find the Job a pleasant one a or. Sturt Aid. A in the basement we have a radio a Telephone and fur mature to make thing comfortable. We work when we please. It is certainly different from working for an

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