FERTILISERS FOR LETTUCE.
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-
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