Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
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First of all the press overdid the comet's publicity, he says. "It was not an extraordinary Dr. Kohoutek holds. "Some four or five comets are found in an average year." Comet Kohoutek's official designation is "1973F" the "F" indicating it was the sixth comet to be spotted last year. (Dr. Kohoutek had himself discovered "1969B" and another comet only a few days before finding Comet Kohoutek.) Dr. Kohoutek saw "1973F" on a slide some nine months before it reached its closest approach to the sun, and its orbit indicated it would come fairly close to the sun (13.24 million promising a bright show. Astronomers grew excited (and prepared an extensive 'program of examination. When Comet Kohoutek finally disappears from telescope range later this year, it will have been the most researched comet in history. Predicting the brightness of comets in advance is a terribly tricky business. Dr. Kohoutek admits, however, that the comet was even duller than the astronomers' lowest estimates. Comet Kohoutek, like other1 comets, is apparently a conglomerate of frozen gases like ammonia and methane, dust, and perhaps some larger meteoric material. It is different in that it is apparently especially compact and mostly made of dust. That dust reflects the light of the sun It is the gases, however, melting and glowing in the rays of the sun, that are thought to give a comet its bright aura and flashy tail. Since Comet Kohoutek contained relatively little gas, its tail was faint and its head symmetrical. Unless the amateur astronomer had a particularly advantageous viewing spot, he would not have been able to spot Comet Kohoutek with the naked eye. Professional stronomers could at least see it with their instruments, Dr. Kohoutek noted. Results of the research into "1973F" have not yet been published. Dr. Kohoutek can only hope it will give some clues to the content of a cometary nucleus, the evolution of the comet's head, and perhaps even the history of the solar system. For the scientist personally, the comet has had no particular impact on his career. He continues his research at the Hamburg Observatory into planetary nebula and planetoids, which, incidentally, he considers of greater scientific value than his comet discovery. Dr. Kohoutek has found about 50 asteroids in the last few years. The solar system contains some of these baby planets, mostly in orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Your MORE DAHLIAS The colorful, annual dahlias grow in height from nine to 24 inches. While they are tender perennials from Mexico, the early flowering varieties grown from seed each year are treated as annuals. Dahlias produce flowers readily in masses of brilliant color all summer. For the novice or professional, they are a flower that is easy to maintain, requiring very HtUe care, and by keeping the dead blooms removed you will have a profusion of dahlias for indoors and out. You can use them in beds, borders, planters, tubs. etc. Mow is the time to sow dahlia seed indoors, either planting in flats or individual peat pots to avoid root disturbance later on when setting out into the garden. Pat about three seeds in each pot and when the plants are growing in flats, make shallow rows spacing the seed about one inch apart and then cover lightly with compost, and a piece of glass to keep from drying out. Germinate at a temperature of 75 degrees F. When large enough to handle, transplant into larger flats, baskets or individual pots, giving a weak dose of 10- 52-17 fertilizer 1 >i tsp. to two quarts By the end of May or beginning of June your plants should be a nice size, so when all danger of frost is over, transplant out into the flower border. Make sure they have been well "hardened- off" before doing this by gradually exposing to cooler conditions from the greenhouse to the cold frame, otherwise your plants will wilt badly. For nice, bushy, symmetrical plants, the centre of each should be pinched out when they are about eight inches high. For best results, grow dahlias in a well drained, rich soil in a sunny position. These delightful flowers, grown from seed, will give you lots of enjoyment all summer long. If you nave ever planted zinnia seed right outside in the garden, you know how easy they are to grow well so are dahlias. If you would like the dahlia to be part of your garden picture and do not have.a greenhouse, you can still enjoy the pleasures of this showy flower by planting in the open garden, from seed, about May 15th. This way will, of course, produce later blooms, and the sunnier and more sheltered the place, the quicker they will germinate and grow. When they are nice and strong they may be transplanted to the desired location. Some of the varieties I like include the ever popular Unwin Dwarf Hybrids. 18 to 24 inches, semi-double and double flowers in a vast range of colors, producing blooms in three to 3% months from seed Early Bird grows 12 inches and is best described as a dwarf form of Unwins Dwarf Hybrids. A very free flowering strain is Coltness Hybrids. 18 inches, with single, rounded flowers in many beautiful colors. Dark Leaved Queen of Moorland is 18 inches in height, single, demi-double and double flowers in a nice selection of bright colors. There are others that you might like to grow. One other nice feature I like about all these dahlias is staking is unnecessary. MRS. W. During the winter months I do not water my cactus plants and they seem to shrivel up. Am I doing the right thing? Am. Cacti growing in centrally heated rooms must be watered at intervals throughout the winter, about once every two weeks, depending on conditions, or when the soil feels quite dry to the touch. 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