protect treees from the borer with soap
" THE BORER " Is the most common enemy to Southern orchards, and does more mischief than all others. The remedy for. the borer is the simplest imaginable, and as sure as it is simple. " Take common soft soap, suoh as in Did times was made in every kitchen in the land, and early in the spring, as soon as the leaves begin to put forth, with a still brush apply the soap to the trunk, forks, and large branches of any tree in the orchard. Never neglect it any more than yon would neglect the seasonable working of your cotton. Brush bard, so that all the bark shall be covered and all the crevices filled with soap. It will prove a perfect protection from the borer and all other insects that prey upon th-a vitals of the tree through the bark. Not a licher, or fun gas of any kind will remain on the bark. . As tbe soap is washed down by the rains it fertilizes the roots by -feeding them with potash. The soap, unadulterated, may be too strong for young trees, especially for the tender bark of the young peach. Mix with the soap, for such trees, four parts water and one part soap. These views are general, and apply to all fruit trees that grow in our climate.