Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 30, 1976 · Page 45
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May 30, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 45

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4D --May 30, 1976 Sunday GtueUe-Maii Wtit Virginia How Does Your Garden Grow? Plant 'Medicine' Located Here HOWARD By AIM Htwut Cardtn Editor Monday was One Of Those Days. I hadn't even looked at my mail when the phone rang and it was an irate reader wanting to know why I recommended a product that he couldn't find in the stores. "1 went to (nameless) Jgarden center," he ;J fumed, "and asked for ':| that chelated micronu- j trients you recommended rland they said they'd never heard of it." The material he men- itioned was part of a horn- Remade planter mix based Ion the Cornell formula, especially concocted for people who want to go into container gardening. The Cornell Mix '.called for the addition of chelated micron- utrients to be added to the water used for moistening the mix. "You can get this : from your nurseryman or florist," I innocently suggested. Oh dear! Three hours later, after a long- distance phone call and innumerable local calls, I was able to placate the upset gar- .dener with the following information . which I hastily pass along to you. .'.; The nutrients lumped together under the term "chelated micronutrients" are, for plants, rather like vitamins are for humans -- supplements to the diet to keep plants (or humans, in the case of vitam- . ins) from developing tired blood and flat feet . . . iron, copper, zinc, manganese, etc. "Chelated," is a process which makes .the nutrients more easily absorbed by the plants. , There are various brand name products containing some or all of these nutrients. If your local supplier doesn't have any of , them, suggest that he order some. A · wholesale supplier which carries one such ; product is Sterling Specialties, 210 Guyan, Huntington. Theirs is called Tyfo Pert-All and comes in pints for $2.83. According to . the spokesman at Sterling, Pert-All is highly concentrated and a pint will take .'. care of 1,000 square feet of garden or make up into 64 gallons of liquid. You would use maybe a teaspoon or so for an . average-size container. J M M Organics, 2416 Grant Ave., St. Al- ·'. bans, recommends Tru-Green Nursery; man's Mix which comes in an 8-ounce size : ' for $1.90. L i;Young's, 233 Virginia St., E, Charleston, 1 offers Green-All in quarts ($2.69), and ' pints .($1.19)). . i' C.-A11 of these products are concentrated \ and when diluted will go a long way. Just I follow the instructions on the containers. - '*£·' ·'. · . · · · ' ; · . .' » » * : · · ' V This coming Thursday you're invited to 1 a meeting of the Charleston Rose Society, · 8 p.m., Carroll Terrace; There will be re; ports on today's rose show (State Capitol ; Conference Center, 1:30 to 6 p.m. - awards presented at 5 o'clock), and a dis- J cussion on what will be going on between t now and September when meetings are re' sumed. You're welcome to come and just r visit, or join the society. Refreshments \ will be served! Married Fifty Years More About Container Gardening Tomatoes In Pots... Or Cans... Or Baskets An open house reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on June 6 in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church on Koontz Avenue in Clendenin, to honor Mr. and Mrs; Mack E. Wood of Clendenin as they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Wood were married on June 5,1926 in Wheeling by Dr. James M. Potter. She is the former Jane Cox of Wheeling. He is employed by Southern Hardware. Hosts for the reception will be Volunteers Earn Awards Receiving awards at the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary's annual dinner Wednesday were: 3,000 hours - Kitty Torme, 2,000 hours - Catherine Smith and Betty Slater. N 1,500 hours - Mary Resseler and Margaret Smolder. 1,000 hours - Cleo Sadd and Naomi McElfresh. . 500 hours - Phyllis Boselet, Frances Kelbaugh, Joseph Safie, Josephine Namey, Jean Peltry, Eleanor Owens and Mary Moses. 200 hours -- Mary Dickerson, Margaret Madden, Lena Neckoranic, Toni Scriptu- nas and Maxine Tomlinson. 100 hours -Betty Hill, Teresa Withrow, Virginia Breedlove, Kate Lane and Juanita Thorn- Wedding Plans Are Announced the couple's children: Mrs. H. K. (Jean) Wheeler Jr. of LaGrange, 111., Mrs. N. W. (Marjorie) Easterly of Bowling Green, Ohio, John F. of Canoga Park, Calif., and Mack E. Jr. of Falls Church, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have 12 grandchildren. They have requested that there be no gifts. Some Beautiful Things you can only remember. Some you take along with you. "Put in the plants -- transplanting with the old standby solution of Hyponex arid Rapid-Gro -- and water as needed; "I also think I may need to add potting soil as the season goes along and the original soil gets compacted. But, I think, I'm going to be able to "hoe my tomatoes' as time requires, simply by squeezing and How to pushing on the sides of the laundry basket. "At least, I'm going to try." And you might try, too, if you've a mind to! Fostoria and Pickard There are so many beautiful Fostoria crystal and Pickard patterns to choose from. Our newest pattern is Navaree. See them today in our open stock collection. LILLYS Had a call the other day from Pat Woodrum of South Charleston about growing tomatoes in cans. Last year Harold Gadd, the state magazine editor, wrote a guest · column for me about his "canned garden," and Pat wanted to know if he painted the inside of the cans with anything. I thought you might be interested in Harold's reply: "I didn't treat the inside of the #10 cans," he reported. "They can be secured "from any restaurant, or place that buys in institutional sizes. The #10 can holds one gallon "But the outside," he went on, "should be painted to keep down rust if you wish to keep them looking fairly attractive throughout the season." Harold said he considered his experiments, to be a success, and they got a lot more tomatoes from it than he expected, but "because of the watering requirements, I would not recommend that anyone adopt my method of last summer. "The watering requirements.when you are growing tomato plants in one-gallon cans is just unbelievable," he continued. "It takes a gallon of water per day per gallon of pot. No kidding. If you miss a day, your plants wilt discouragingly. "This year, I think I'm going to try planting tomatoes and other vegetables in laundry baskets, instead of one-gallon cans. "The advantage, of course, is that you have more soil and you can put two tomato plants per half-bushel laundry basket. : "What I'm going to do -- or try to do -is to: "First: Line a half-bushel laundry hamper with a plastic bag. "Second. Put about two inches of gravel in the bottom. "Third: Lay a layer of two thickness of newspapers (pages) over the gravel. "Fourth; Finish filling up the basket with a potting soil of one-third sand, one- third soil, and one-third peat moss, well mixed. "Pat down, not tamp, so that the soil is not too firmly packed. "Punch several holes in the plastic liner to permit aeration. Get Ready For Higher Costs By Sidney Margollni Consumer Expert for Sunday Gatetle-Mail Get ready for a new upsurge in inflation, and still higher living costs. From now through September, you can expect higher prices for food and many other needs. Two policies you can follow to help defend your family against these new onslaughts: 1--Take advantage of summer sales on home furnishings and clothing to anticipate needs. 2--Be flexible in your eating patterns, and be prepared to switch rather than fight, especially on meats. New increases on food will be your biggest problem this summer. The Dun Bradstreet wholesale food price index, a reliable harbinger of retail prices to come, has gone up 8% in nine weeks, and now is 18% higher than a year ago. Here are tips that may help you dodge some of the coming price hikes: SHOPPING THE SALES: Important money-saving opportunities include clearances to TV sets, washers and dryers, shirts, and piece goods. Note that TV sets with "instant-on" or "quick-warmup" features have come under question. Not only do they consume several dollars more a year in current but also pose the hazard of an additional circuit on constantly. MODERNIZATION LOANS. With high prices of new homes forcing many families to rehabilitate and add space to present dwellings, the government has increased amounts available on Title 1 property-improvement loans. You now- can borrow up to $7,500 with up to ten ' years to repay. (Previous limit was $5,000 and seven years.) But there's a kicker. The rate has been raised to 12% per annum compared to the previous 9%. We don't think you need to pay even 12% if you shop carefully among banks, savings associations and your credit union. In one Eastern metropolitan area we found ranges of 9% to 13%. Moreover, don't borrow the maximum or even large amounts if you won't use the money right away; for example, if you will pay the contractor piecemeal or do some of the work yourself. Families sometimes borrow all at once and then leave much of the money lying in the same bank earning 1% or so while they may pay the bank 10%. You even can finance some of the project out of current income to further reduce costs. Even at a moderate 10.5% rate, you'll pay back $4,132 for a $3,500 36-month loan. The $632 .finance charge represents over half the cost of a new roof or other needed improvements. FOOD BUYING CALENDAR: With rising food prices your main problem this summer, be especially wary of heavy meat consumption. Beef is still not as expensive as pork but beef prices, too, have gone up. What's to eat? Broilers, turkey and eggs are among the more reasonable food buys this month. Best buys in broilers are the whole bird and mixed parts. If you do buy pork you may find some relatively better values among semi-boneless hams and smoked "picnic hams." The picnics are from the front shoulder. In buying a picnic, choose a smaller one; it is likely to be leaner, advises the Michigan State Cooperative Extension Service. Lean picnics feel solid, not spongy. In buying hams note that price differences are usually due to differences in cur- ing. Higherpriced hams often are cured and smoked for a longer time. One good value that has appeared recently is so-called "chicken franks" and "chicken bologna" made from chicken. They taste like regular franks but are much better value. We've found them from 69f to $1.09 a pound, about.20 to 40% less than regular franks made from beef and pork. But as important, the chicken franks and bologna are lower in fat and higher in protein valse than regular franks. Franks made from turkey also are appearing on the market with similar price and nutritional advantages. Hints for Food . Deviled Walnnt Eggi Deluxe Give new flavor and texture dimensions to deviled eggs this way. Mash hard- cooked eggs with mayonnaise, liverwurst and chopped toasted California walnuts. Season to taste with dry mustard, onion salt and pepper. Mix well. Mound filling generously into hollows of egg white' halves. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped^walnuts and a sprig of parsley. These are great additions to an appetizer tray or a vegetable salad plate. Serve with creamed soups, too. Extra filling can be used for celery stalks. * * * Crispy Apple Betty Treat your family and friends to the old- fashioned goodness of an apple brown betty. Prepare a basic recipe and give a delicious final touch of coarsely chopped California walnuts over the top before baking. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Shepherd-Harper Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Shepherd of Dunbar are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Sue, to Ronald H. Harper Jr. f son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Harper Sr. of 1885 Vermont Dr. The wedding will take place Aug. 6 in the First Presbyterian Church of Dunbar. Miss Shepherd is employed by the West Virginia Department of Welfare. Her fiance is an employe of the West Virginia Department of Finance and Administration. JEWELERS "Fir|itti!ii'liin«itkpifc" '.. DyWMVUUGt SHOPPING CttTER DUNBAR BECKLEY LOGAN NEWMARTINSVILLE Formal Wear For Your WEDDING Hill-Goldsack BRANCHLAND - Mr. and Mrs. Retzel G. Hill of Branchland are announcing the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Diana Sue, to Robert John Goldsack Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Goldsack Sr. of South Plainfield, N.J. The wedding is planned for June 12. Miss Hill and her fiance attended West Virginia State College. He is now a student at Middlesex County College in New Jersey where he is employed by Courier-New and the Holiday Inn. w Headquarters Featuring the New Romantic "Charleston" and "Newport" or your "Great Day," rent the exciting new Charleston" in the latest colors. And we help oordinate the right shirt, tie and sash to omplete the look. One hour free parking across from Charleston tore. Sen!n|ClNiti!t*N Since 1951 A Tk A 1%jf C Formal Wear ADAMS Rental. lUKtfarW$trX343-2S51 PU274971 Core Free Styles for Summer Reg. $25.00 i fatudCurl '12.75 Reg. $35766 ~ Reg.S50.Oo" ~ BfofCllt Frost I-SHORT HAIR- sift 75 10.13 KOUYWOOD BEAUTY SHOP 711FKST. 3424542 Dial 348-4848 MOM. Thrv FBI., 1-5; SAT., 8-1 tM. 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