Sorry folks! National Library websites (including, Papers Past, Digital NZ, He Tohu, and others) will be unavailable from Tuesday 16 January 9pm – Wednesday 17 January 3.30am. This is a planned outage for scheduled maintenance. ×
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


In my frames for winler lettuce (says an American gardener), I am applying first pulverised sheep manure, coverin** surface about an inch deep, and working this in well with the soil. The plants are set and as they start to grow I add a mixture of nine parts acid phosphate, six parts cottonseed meal, one part nitrate of soda and four parts muriate of potash at rate of 1,000 pounds per acre worked in between the plants. If this was applied to the soil before setting plants, the caustic nature of the potash might harm the roots, but applied as a topdressing after the plants get started. It will do no harm, I have found tihat in lettuce growing we need the organic matter in manure and the quick acting fertiliser both for the best results-

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

FERTILISERS FOR LETTUCE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

Word Count

FERTILISERS FOR LETTUCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.