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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THe 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 27, 1973 FERTILIZING YOUR GARDEN By hobelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. Grass roots grow where fertilizer is NOT to it! Even thin layer or infertile soil can stop root growth. What happened? Skips Forgot to shut off on turns. Hopper running low. Walked too slowly: Soil more applied too much moist here Spill where refilled Avoid burn: watch air J. 40s Each fertilizer is different: note the color, thickness, rooting strength after 2 months Brand S Vigoro "long-lasting" Farm- Brand 0 type "quick chemical green" "cheapie" Iron holds chlorophyll molecule together: use added-iron fertilizer if in iron-poor area. Nitroqen is the key to growth. A lawn beautifies the home and protects the environment By 'DOC' HAKTNOLL At times when so many roncerned about the state of the environment it's good to snow that a well kept lawn is not only a beautiful frame for pour home but has measurable jenefits too. Lawns continuously fresh- en the air, releasing oxygen, ibsorbing pollutants and 'hu- nidifying surroundings They ire many degrees cooler in imnmer than the surrounding lavement. A lawn recycles its wastes through a decay-and- ibsorption cyle. It Ic- elf up continuously with new hoots, never growing old and dwddy, and with modern var- eties, all of this is accomplish- ri with little more than occa- ikroal fertilization and mow- So, with spring in the air the ID per cent of the nation's home rwners who are gardeners will e doing their bit to protect UK environment. Here are a ew pointers to help you onj way. i Use a spring toothed rake to gently remove fallen twigs and anything that may have blown onto your lawn during winter. Doing this gives the grass roots chance to grow Most any lawn will benefit from an ap- plication of lime. (I like Vlg- oro dolomite limestone it's a granular product and will not blow away as if you were to use one of the finely ground material) You can safelv use about 50 pounds per 1000 sq. ft. Can be applied evenly with a spreader, and here again, you can do two jobs at one and the same time, apply the Golden Vigoro fertilizer when apply- ing the lime. Let the weather carry this down to the of the plants, however, if rain is not expected water it in. The earlier this is dene the better fcr your lawn's growth. It will give your lawn a well bal- anced organic base food and enables your lawn to produce well for you all summer long. 'A 'weed' is in the eje of beholder and is really a mis- PLANT NOW -SHRUBS -TREES: We carry the largeit selection of TREES and SHRUBS in Southern Alberta SHADE TREES lenf Green Ash American New TRISTIS Poplar rrett plus ethers placed plant. Some are beauti- ful others are ugly, but regard- less of their looks they are not wanted in your lawn. So let's pet rid of them. An easy way? Well it tcck me a long time to think out the word YES. Ycu see neighbors, weeds come from many places that it seems as soon as jou get one spot clear- ed mere weeds appear Why? Well, the wind blows in air- borne weed seed, it drops on your lawn and starts to grow, the dogs and cats that run at large roll in weeds in surround- ing property, then roll in your lawns and deposit those so to grow on. then too you may have walked across a weedy lawn and then over your lawn, depositing the weed seeds that have adhered to the soles of your shoes. But an application of controller, like Vigoro Weed and Fted. will control the broad leaved weeds, and these are the ones you are Rome, to see in the spring Well that's enough for now to keep you busv to eS- tabliSh that lawn WdUufu] I'll be back again with more hints for your garden's therapy If vou any questions wnte to me at Garden Informa- tion Centre. 165 University Avenue, Toronto 1, Ontario en- closing a stamped addressed envelope. DELECTABUi VKGK 1'ABLKS One ot the most popular of the Brassicjs is the cabbage You can eat it cooked, raw in salads or a.s saueikiaut The ate the ones usually (flat, lound or but the a crinkled leaf cabbage and the red types are also quite deli- cious, especially the red, when pickled. If planning on starting cabbages indoors, now is the time to do so. This is for the early laneties T.ate varieties should have been seed- ed a month ago but with a good summer and fall j ou could end up with some excellent specimens. You may also sow outside as soon as the earth and weather v arms up, but you are assured of better success by starting in a green-house or indoors. Cabbages grow best in a fer- tile soil with plenty of humus, such as well rotted manure. When setting seedlings out in the garden, space 20 to 24 inches apart in the row Most brassi- cas are troubled with maggots, so before transplanting or seed- ing, work 4 tbsps. of Diazinon per 100 feet of row or tsp. per plant It is important that cabbages have a constant sup- ply of water It m the drying that contributes to split heads. If splitting does occur, this can be checked by twisting the heads in a circular motion to break some of the roots. As the roots are very extensive and many are quite close to the surface, care should be taken when cultivating, espec- ially in the early stages. If too much manure is fed to the plants, which is high in nitrogen, this could cause splitting. As cabbages arc gross feeders, apply a complete fer- tilizer occasionally. Cauliflower is quite a favor- ite vegetable and closely re- lated to the cabbage, although it is more tempsramental to grow It requires the same soil as the cabbage, but will not tolerate as much cold or heat Start indoors about the same time as early cabbage. It is most important that cauliflow- er receive sufficient nitrogen during early stages of growth or curds will start to head up prematurely. This is known as Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather will also contribute to this condition, so like cabbage, make sure the plants are supplied with enough moisture. When setting plants out in the garden, they do require some protection such as tin cans (both ends Only leave on until the plants become strong and well estab- lished. Treat ground with Dia- zinon, as for cabbage, to pro- tect against maggots. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart. To protect against the white butterflies, that lay eggs, hatch- ing into green caterpillars, cau- sing considerable damage to all brassicas, dust with Derritox or Rotenone throughout the Check for winter damage to house growing season. Before planting the seedlings out in the garden it is a good idea to examine the specimens to see jf they have a growing point (a ros- ette of small leaves nestling in the centre between the large ones) Without this the plant is "blind" and useless. There is a beautiful ornamen- tal or variegated Kale. Have you seen or tried ft? If you should. While it is edible, it usually grown for its bril- liant colored leaves. It makes a very striking plant in tubs, or as a specimen in the garden. Cool weather in late summer and fall makes the colors very bright and outstanding. V V Mr. P. I have some Schi- zanthus plants in the green- house, which I started this spring. They are getting very straggly, so I was wondering what I should do. Ans. This is a very beau- tiful plant, either for the gar- den or greenhouse and to grow a real nice specimen it should be pinched back several times during the growing season. Unique contest for coin buffs M1SSISSAUGA, Ont. Coin, Stamp, Antique News, Canada's o.nly numismatic, philatelic ard antique publication, is run- ning a unique competition an Olympic Games coin design contest. The winners of the contest, open to both collectors and ncn- col'ectors, will receive for first place, for second and a third prize of In addition the winning de- signs will be sent to the com- mittee charged with looking after Canada's coin program Commenting on the contest Don Thomas, Publisher of CSA-News, said "Over the years we have had so many complaints from collectors be- cause they have not been al- lowed to contribute to the de- sign of coins in Canada other than m rare open competitions organized by the Royal Can- adaan Mint. "It is" my intention to give everybody a chance to submit their own ideas about design and to publish every one sub- mitted, not only the winner. "In this way Canadians will be able to see a full range o submitted designs for the first time in the history of numis- nntics." The rules of the contest are simple. It will run from April 1 to May 31 and the artwork for both the reverse and obverse designs shou'd be in black and white and pasted on cardboard. A panel of three expert Judges Norman Williams, president of the Canadian Nu- mismatic Association, James Unger of Mississauga designer and artist, and Don Thomas, Publisher, will decide the win- ners and those designs will be sent to Ottawa to be considered for production along the official designs. The address for submissions is Coin, Stamp, Antique News, 1567 Sedlescomb Drive, Missis- sauga, Ontario L4X IMS, Can- ada. HOME OF THE WEEK FRUIT TREES Apple end C-ebop-rle A few varieties of plums Raspberries Currants Gooseberries and ofhen SHRUBS Try evr new PotentiHa alto other varieties Spifos Sns-wJjcll Golden {Men Hordy Itljnjo Rotes Double lowering Plum ORNAMENTAL TREES Mayday Tien Kehey Double Flowering Pink Crob Royo'ty Howtring Crab or Semi Weeping Caragana A large selection of JUNIPERS end CEDARS Cur SPRUCE and large WEEPING BIRCH TREES will be arriving soon GARDEN SUPPLIES Feol Moss Gcrden S'vdt Weed KilV tondjcope RoA Orgonic Fertilizer SE US FOR YOUR LAWN ORNAMENTS PJRENNIAIS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. C. Jole Higftwoy Closed Sundays S Eoit cf lertibridge Phone 345-4633 Modern garden swing By DOXVLD R. Here's a little improvement for your home that will gnc you hour? of pleasure. It's a nwiern version of an oM-fashiraed garden s-viinc provide a pleasant place for >ou to relax under the sun or on a warm sum- mer's night. Whether jou're a novice with a few hand tools or an expert craftsman with a complete shop, you'll 3n the thorough detail and cormlctc that come with the fun-size pattern. find expertly dcteiloa culling and f a- j a crm 131 liM to help jmi rm Whrn JOT'IC finish- ed you'll hare a handsome By MR. FIX It isn't likely you inspected the exterior of vour house dur- ing winter Spring is not only a good tima because of pleas- anter weather but also because a house needs inspecting when winter is over. Take a look outside to see what winter did to your house and property. It probably did plenty. Figure out what should be repaired right away and what can be left until warmer wea- ther. Inspect masonry and con- crete work. Cracks in founda- tion, walks and drives that were toy last fall are probably bigger now for n day and patch these spots. Use ready-mix patches to whicj you add water, mixing only vrhat jou will need for a job. Clean cut loose material and undercut the crack so that it is wider at the bottom than the top Keep the patch moist. Take a look at the paint on house. Full scale pamting is best let' lor warmer wea- ther but bad spots can be scrap- ed and primed a few at a time. Check the gutters and down- spouts Clean them Heavy ice and snow from winter may have loosened them. Renail old hangers or add new hangers. Get the sag out of your gutters so they can cope with the spring rams. When it does rain, check fcr overflows. There may be- debris at those points or low; spots that prevent the water j from flowing toward the down- spout. Check the calking a round door and window frames, be- tween siding and foundation, in inside corners where walls meet. Wherever it is bad, scrape out the old and replace with new. Use a calkin? gun and cartridges to make it easy. Wind may have ripped off a shinsle or two from the roof If it's a steeo roof, call in a professional If you can reach it easily pullout or cut off the old nails, slide a new shingle in under the eld sound ones and nail just f the one above. Touch up nail with roofing asnbalt Slight cracks can be taken care of with asphalt. Clear the yard of broken branches If large branches have been damaged or weaken- ed and look as though thev may brefv, have them tended to. Low ores you might reach vourself. For the high ones, call in a tree doctor Check for damaged or loose putty around windows. Scrape and replace. When you get the storm win- dows down, clean ard renair and repaint if needed Put them away in good order Before you get to the storms, check the screens and make certain they are ready to put up. Get your garden tools ready for use. Make certin hoses are merded and in good condition. Insta'l new washers in the hose' fittings, nozzles, sprinklers. Get outdoor furniture painted and in shape ahead, before is reeded. If snow kept blowing in un-11 der your overhead garage door during the winter, then rain will corns in even more easily. Install a rubber weather strip across the bottom (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) s- ii anted ore iti' DESIGN H3-1654 1845 Sq. Ft. Totol Home-O-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2HJ I enclose 00 each folos 25 cents for handling and mailing) for two new books "Home Design far Cana- Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq. ft. for 1 storey and split level, 1850 sq ft. for one and one half and 2 srorey. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes. Also avai'able is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents. t Please send an order form so thot may order builder's plans fcr the design shown above. Although there is still snow on the ground is some areas, it is not too early to start mak- ing plans for building a sum- mer cottage, which can also serve as a year-round base for outdoor activities. European in style, exterior of the vacation cottage i'lus- trated has several appealing features, including two upner balconies and a deck off the living room. Built on a perimeter con- crete foundation, providing crawl space the cottage is solid and cozy. Location of the fire- place in the living room per- mits windows on three sides and a wide view of outdoor surroundings Bathroom facilities include a powder room with shower and a full bath with double vanity adjacent to the master bed- room in the three-bedroom dwelling. A third three-piece bathroom is located upstairs to serve the two bedrooms there. Each of these has its own bal- ccnv. Also included is a laundry and ample storage space. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) NAME ADDRESS -T1J 3Z7 Uruguayans world's biggest meat eaters Uruguayans have become world's biggest meat eaters, with a per capita consumption of 227 pounds in 1967. the last year for which records are com- plete. measuring feet in length by seven feet Send SI in cheque or mon- cv order fno teasel to rarpenln. Dr-pl The Herald PO Dra. Postal 5tatinm A, Toronto i to, MSW 1M3, for Full-Size Pat- I tern No. 155, Lawn Glider. Moore colors. Moore beauty. Moore Benjamin Moore Ask your Benjamin Moore Paint Dealer about Moore's Regal Wall Satin and get Moore for your money. Freddies' Paint (Western) ltd. 8J6 3rd Avenue iouth PHONE 327-5540 Tanner Building Supplies Ltd. PHONE 758-3044 MAORATH Hillspring Supply Co. PHONE HIUSPR1NO M S Lumber Co. 356 2SJb Fort Merc coJ PHONE 234-324? ;