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Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont • Page 7

Bennington Banneri
Bennington, Vermont
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Wednesday. Orliilur 3, 1973 7 hViiiiinfilcm Mm For vegetables Bargains and fall fertilizer shortage make buys wise Care in storing prolongs harvest Ragged goods are generally used in the corn planter, so that's one kind to store. If you farm a smaller sized spread, then topdressing grades, and others, may be stored. Also consider putting all your potash and phosphate fertilizer on legumes and grasses this Fall instead of in sonny. The same By WIN WAY VM Extension Agronomist BURMNUTON Buy your fertilizer late this season to be early for next year.

The tight fertilizer situation shows promise of continuing, partly because foreign demand remains high, but also for other reasons. Price fixing has controlled the prices you pay but there are no nntrnlc nn smnrtf nmaiimUnn easily obtainable phosphate supplies to allow the same high rales of use that our farmers enjoy, in all Ihe countries of the world. But while our raw material lasts we'll be a big supplier to other countries, Nitrogen, too, is not as ob tainable as it used to be. Nitrogen production requires energy, and also a source of hydrogen, which happens to be natural K3S. Competition for eas to power our industries and heat our homes is causing, and will cause, some hard decisions.

two nutrients could be applied to "cxt earVn.rii i if not subject to flooding or leaching because of being excessively sandy. But do not apply next spring's nitrogen this fall. Silo filling dangers cited BURLINGTON Gases from fermenting silage can make silo filling dangerous. Andrew Tessmann, Extension agricultural engineer at the University ol Vermont, advises farmers lo open a' door at the silage level and allow the silo to ventilate for a few hours before entering. Carbon dioxide is a by product of silage fermentation, It is colorless, odorless, and heavier than air.

Nitrogen dioxide is often given off as heavily fertilized corn ferments. II is also heavier than air, but has an orange yellow or yellowish brawn color. Victims of nitrogen dioxide poisoning experience coughing and extreme weakness, and should see a physician immediately. Tessmann outlines several precautions for dairymen tilling silos: Run the blower for 10 minutes hefore entering a partially filled silo, and keep it running while inside. Watch for irritating odors around the silo chute and base; also look For yellowish brown fumes.

Use a flashlight during hours of darkness. Keep children and animals away from Die silo. Wail at least a week before entering a filled silo. Angry Indian slices thin to create favorite snack glow when they are cooked in a variety of highly refined fats and oils. The packaging has also come a long way from the old kitchen days when most chips were sold in brown paper fiags.

A wine variety of packaging materials of the dollar makes foreign sales especially attractive. Phosphates will continue to be especially tignt. Tne U.S. owns material supply. Most of the few years has seen a trend toward high analysis super phosphate and ammonium phosphate both of which require phosphoric acid.

During the Korean War superphosphate was scarce because a sulfuric acid shortage. Now phosphoric acid limits production because it's the acid from which most high analysis fertilizers are made, Someone has made the statement that the phosphorus maiswillbethenext crisis after the energy crisis becomes ac cepted. There are not enough CLEVELAND, Ohio When they call the roster of home bred American food favorites, there will be few with the long time durability and popularity of the potato chip, The potato chip is celehraling its 120th birthday this year and the industry which annually produces more than a billion dollars worth of the crunchy goodies is calling attention to this fact during October, which officially has been designated as National Potato Chip Month, The potato chip Is as American as the American for best keeping. Some can slay in the garden. Just a light covering or mulching of hay will protect them from freezing.

This should be spread over the plants after the first frost, Carrots, horseradish, kale, parsley, parsnips and salsify can be ke pt this way. little brush or branches over the mulched plants will help collect snow that will give additional protection and make them accessible for late fall or midwinter harvest. Some late producing crops should be picked before frost. Tomatoes vines and all) can be hung in a protected place and some will continue to ripen. This will extend your harvest.

Squash and pumpkins should he brought into a very warm (75 In SO degrees) room for a week so the rinds will harden. Then they can be kept in a dry place between 50 and (50 degrees. Acorn squash doesn't require the warm room hardening treatment but should go right into storage at 45 to 50 degrees. Onions should be well dried and stored in a cool, well ventilatedplaeesiichas the attic or an unhealed room, Rut don't pile them. Spread them out or lianji them up for good air circulation Your unharvested hut mature beans and peas can be hung to dry in a similar place and then shelled for use.

Once shelled, they should he further dried before putting into cans or jars for storage. Potatoes should be dug carefully to prevent damage, Keep Ihein for a week or two In a moderately warm (BO to '15 degrees place with plenty of moist air. ITus allows their skins lo harden or cure, helping to prevent decay. After coring, they can be SIRLOIN STEAK American Indian George Crum, creator of the potato chip, poses willi his wile outside Moon l.iikl; Hnnw Spring, N.Y. i ircii I Trimmed At present, however, nitrogen Is one of the biggest bargains you'll ever obtain.

You pay 10 to 15 cents per pound for a product that cost 2d cents or more per pound before World War It. With most other items you buy costing 2 to 5 times more than they used to, nilrugen is truly a uarguin Fall discounts are generally Ur. MUer. Industry's storage facilities are limited. So some should be stored on the (arm.

You 1 't store bulk Koodb but you i store bagged goods. Indian. In fact, it was an Indian chef named fleorge Clrum who is credited with discovering potato chips. And it really was all a mistake. drum who was a chef at MDon te House Hotel In Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

in became angered when a customer asked for thinner than usual French Fries, The hefty Indian testily whittled the ifltato Into extremely thin slices, cooked them In boiling fat and salted them. The customer came away singing the praises of drum's potato chips and they soon i staple at the popular Saratoga Springs resort. because Saratoga Springs was a gathering place for famous people from throughout the country, Cnim's creation was imitated irom Miami to California. The notato chro industry as we know it today had humble beginnings. The founders of many of the nation's largest chip producing firms slartcd in the kitchens of their homes, hand producuig small batches of chips and then selling them lo neighborhood retailers.

Though the manufacturer of potato chips has been automated, real potato chips slili are made by the basic formula accidentally developed by George Crum nearly a century and a quarter ago. You take raz.ur thin slices of fresh potatoes, deep fry them and salt them. And you have potato chips. Quality potato chips are made from specially grown potatoes designed to produce a golden The Alloonn (Pcnna.l Mirror ran this photo of a mammoth Nesv Guinea Iwviti, measuring 50 inches The model is Wendy firinie. 12, of DysAi'l, wliii is 11 luhsIji of Banner employe, I'm ly Lnnclnn.

When the bean Klnppcil rowiii, it ini nsun d2V inchp.s, and. ni'ciinliiiy lo (lie nwocr, lac.led "pretty good." Umbrella Checking covers you even when your balance won't. stored for several months at 35 to 40 degrees al moderately high humidity. An unhealed cellar with a dirt floor is excellent. Cabbages and cauliflowers can be pulled up and the whole plants stored for a while under similar conditions.

Root crops store best at these cool temperatures, even down to 32 degrees, but they require considerably more moist air conditions to keep Uiem from shriveling. Carrots, beets, parsnips, rutabagas and turnips should le dug alter several frosts. Cut the tops off, leaving an inch of stems on the root. Kutabanas and turnips should be stored away from the other root crops and some place other than the cellar because of their objectionable odors. All the others the carrots, beets, parsnips, kulilrabi, turnips, winterradishes, ecleriae can be stored in the same place.

Bed them in a box in between layers of moist sand, oeat or sphagnum moss. An easier ay is to put them inside polyethylene bags. Punch a fen holes in the bags far ventilation. Uld plastic bread bafl. r.

rk well. Root crops may also be stored in outdoor root cellars, in underground pits protected with a thick covering of straw fir hay. For small quantities, place a plastic trash can in Ihe gruund, leaving a few inches of Ihe rim above ground level to keep out flowing water. Put some wood shai uoiiom and inp to ansnrt) ex moisture. Finally, put on the lid and cover with a pile or hay for frost protection.

$1 79 $1 79 1 CHEESE 37 47' 69c lb. PORTERHOUSE By Dr. TED FLANAGAN UVM Extension Garden Specialist BURLINGTON Storing vegetables is the cheapest and easiest way lo preserve food. But how you do il should depend on what you have and how colli the winter will be. Vegetables differ in their temperature and moisture needs insure the consumer a fresh product on the supermarket shelf.

necause of the high moisture content of potatoes, ap proximately four pounds of fresh potatoes are required to produce i pound of chips. Fosters Sliced Bacon 1 1 15 1 m. 29 49' 20 20' 25 29 35' 49' 55' 99' $19 99' COCKTAIL, STEAK Trimmed Homemade all pork Sausage $149 1 First Prize Loin Roast Pork MoKWell House FISHMAIVS gA I 3 DAYS OCT. 4,5,6 I All Girls' ono WINTER 20 JACKETS off Girls' Turtle Neck TRASH CAN Pullovers 20 Gallon I Reg. $1.49 Only .77 Low 1.00 Plastic I Children's DRAPES SNOW PANTS Reg.

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