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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT .DAILY HRRAIJS FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1919 !OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Reidy mirkil. on Kerr's farm. Growing Tomatoes in Alberta .Local Men Show How It's Done iFrom CJ.R- Weekly BuLUiUO rery rich loam with a gentle Wife quulllliJ on Ibe praJrloj -not appear to hire a. succtw in bat prairie people are of a type wio forvTer whlcbwaJiieTerdont before. -Mecsri. Q: O. and J. E. Terr 111. of "Alberta iome years ihat tomitoej ID land "O'sj cultivated in Che ordinary and (rrfBateil.jbefore planted and three litres arierttards. lira of Tie ripe fruits wag available eeveu weeks afier sctiiti; out ibe plants, or about the end of .EerTBd for ilie indoiL of August lo humlred pounds of small were matured !D the ]jeih- brlde dillrici tat decided ibst there WAS no reuou _wbj the experiment Dol be made OD a commercial vcale. As a resuH. about' acres of tomstoea were set out" ihls eommer on laud tanned by Mr. Kerr, a (ew Bilej east of Lethbridge. The plauU started uader glass !u Letli- bridgt alid cut on June 6. 7 and "I. at Thlcb. lima they were Irom. 6 (p S leches in height- Three ihou- rtre hundred plaata were in the ploy, ot item threo teel and come fonr feet apart. Thi 'UDerienct seaaoa seems to Icdieate'lhai Ibe Jour-toot p'.ii Is'pre- ferable. -1 The soil Mcured ao 'old pu- lure.trhlch bad siace been Ip alfalfa ina IB protecied bv a 'icliidireai ot -frees -on UIB tosleni- side-. It.ft a consumer in bettor The crop was ?o Injury (bat In many rases the support stakes which had teen put in for the vines to climb oo broken dowu. One vine was noted which had' S3 touiLUoec on II- Cp to the time of wri.Ing tSepteiu- ber t) no diuiage has been eiper- a pre- had leuced from Irost. although as cautionary measure Has straw bwn dumped about ao tlut could BtytcJ i( neoutrr- Mr, Ktrr nolnls'ouV that the oiwntlaj i ID tho proiiifUoa of thla cro? no', only ta- ted- ol fruit br afford> iiupta at the but also In earlr JrrJcatlett l( Is the eiperlmaiit 'would bare at all succenlul, vhlle It ll Dot suggested 'ijvery pftrcon can go lulo tomato ID loutheni Al- and produce JJ.300 per it re, In thli cue IE at leut In- ss (o what (bete- Irritate] lauds are capable of. It li not too much, to say that sucli landi. 1( locat- ed In1 lh.e muuntaluou! part of Lhs continent; be sold at many hun- dreds tl dojlart' per acre, but because they are found In .Alberta In practical- ly limitless svreaps a! prairie. art. still sold, reidytor the at less (ban would be the cost o( clearlnc them In evtn timbered resiohs. Their abundance mallei it JlUIcull to Ihelr bill day oat there Is r.ttle doubt that some they will be the. bome of Uie productive and clpaely settled agricul- tural community 6u the continent. (The- cuts accompanying Ibte were kindly loaned by the C.P.R, De- p.atlment of Natural beautiful ripe .'rult were takca oft I tie. plot encti dsy. anj .itis rare of production coutlnued into September. The total yield of the plot is estimat- ed at 35.000 pounds, and n ready mar- ket was found for the product in Ibe cilr of LeihbrldEe, Ihe eirly ripe to-! matoes 25 cents a pound and .the latter crop ID cenls a poand. The price of pounds at the lat- ter fisiire is Acconjlaf to Mr. Kerr.' no difficul- ties were experienced in tbe produc- tion of this crop. Tbe vines were early In July for the purpose of producing heavier also admitting more. sunshine, Tvhkb ripen- ed II very rapidly- The tomatoes are as laree. and as- well developed as the beat Imported slock from I'o- .local frown T 2nd, being tha.r, of coarse, reach file THE. BUSINESS ACCOUNTS MBaUallcn, are in the" markot .Ipf Cream, eltbe'r swcel_ or Ve ''nIwaj-3 pov Ibe highest price, [Q fact ws ar.e. -.ihon Calgary ..or 'any other' ctnlro' Our'-prepoht pricoa ior-Creera. are: Npi: 1' Sweet Cream, 70c per pound Butter Fat. ;i No' '2'Sweet Crepm, S8c per pound Butter Fat. No. 1 Sour 5 5c per, pound, Butter Fat. No. 2 Sour 50c per pound .Butter Fat .all- express .chaTgey.'and .remit bj. tiiprees Money Order by return mall. i-' shipping cans lor sale at rtie following-, prices: ry ''Gallon: second hand 'f-y. i Bix hundred cf ripe lorrtatoel 1 flalhered1 daily, New: Overland and Willys-Knight Can Arc favorites. There la a bf( demand (or Ihese cars; they ire' more popular limn ever, Permanent Ageacy Thl: agency Is etl.i'jllihed to we going lo "eUr where business anil pr6ipecti nstructioE .OUIL BOYS ba'vc made aafer place and a belter lo Il'a up lo us to make thli town a bean- more 'inodci'b.- and to dwell and enjoy the blaii- -f Inga and of peace. New'honies, new' store Normal progrcaa -waa stifled because of the neceBba'ry 1 enibtrgo the goTcromenl placed, upon build- Ing nru. 'ProsreBs'fs' to ful, h'oruei, moflern.'iip-lo-date'Btorca and office Wholeiale and Retail Dealers in Lumber LATH, SHINGLES, MOULDINGS i AND LUMBER BUILDERS' SUPPLIES OF ALL KINOi M. McKINNON- Oil Block, Mh Ntir L.lhbrldje Hetel, CONSULT US REOAROINQ PRICES, PLANS, ETC. 189 or Phone 516 LETHE RIDGE (load Office anil DillrlbullnE 3rd Avenue end Slrcel, LcthhrWee. Branch Yardi'at Mnclcod, Coaldale; Chin And.Iiarnwell, Al these nolnli we handle' Kencloj Material, and Karm Implcinenti. ;