ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO MAKE FORTUNE – CHAPTER VI.

FORTUNE IN THE HOME ACRE.

Fortune at Home–What a Single Acre Will Do–Gold within the Soil–How a Dike Made a Klondike–$1,000 at Your Back Door–Nickels in Pickles! Livings in Pickings!–Prosperityin a Fat Slice of Earth–A Great (Grate) Way to Make Fortune.

There are multitudes of people that have a single acre of floor which may very well be made to yield a lot revenue in the event that they knew the best way to deal with it. Others have an half or 1 / 4 of an acre; not sufficient, maybe, to offer them a assist, however which might add very materially to their earnings if correctly cultivated. In this chapter we let you know what to do with the “home acre,” with examples of what others have carried out with it.

149. FORTUNE IN PEARSDo that one acre of the perfect yielding pear bushes will convey extra revenue than a five-hundred acre farm and not using a twentieth of the care or capital?

150. GREENBACKS IN GREENINGSIt is a incontrovertible fact that forty apple bushes of the R. H. Greening selection on a single acre have yielded a crop value $400.

151. PLUMS OF GOLDA widow has in her backyard twelve plum bushes from which she recurrently receives $60 a yr.

152. THE RASPBERRY ACRE“There are repeated instances of $400 and even $600 being made clear from a single acre of raspberries.” See Morris’ “Ten Acres Enough.”

153. PROFITS IN BIG PEACHESWhen unusual peaches had been promoting at 25 cents a bushel, a grower obtained $2 a bushel. This is how he did it. When the fruit was as massive as a hickory nut, he employed a big pressure of laborers and picked off greater than one-half the fruit. The relaxation ripened early, grew massive, and had been of wonderful high quality. His web revenue that yr from eleven acres was between $3,000 and $4,000.

154. EASY TOMATOESAn straightforward crop, requiring little care. Says a grower in New Jersey: “My single acre of tomatoes netted a clear profit of $120. I am aware that others have realized more than double this sum, but they were experienced hands, while I was new to the business.” Four hundred {dollars} per acre has steadily been realized from this crop. One individual had 4 acres from which he obtained from $1,500 to $2,000 yearly.

155. ASSORTED STRAWBERRIESHere is the expertise of a novice: “I ran a ditch through my wet and almost worthless meadow land, and set it out with strawberry plants. The second year I had an enormous crop. The larger berries were separated from the smaller, and the show thus made by the assorted fruit was magnificent. For 600 quarts I received $300, it being a little early for strawberries in the New York market.” It pays to develop early and huge fruit.

156. LIVINGS IN LETTUCEFifteen thousand heads may be set upon an acre. These on the common value of $1.50 per hundred means $225 per acre. Five acres of this crop ought to give a fair-sized household dwelling. It is an auxiliary crop and could also be sowed between heads of cabbage.

157. SOVEREIGNS IN SPINACHThere are few extra vital crops in market. It requires little labor, may be cultivated evenings and mornings by a busy man, and pays about $75 an acre.

158. THOUSAND-DOLLAR CELERYCelery could also be grown as a second crop after beets, onions, or peas are cleared up. A bit of reckoning within the variety of heads per acre reveals that if the grower may get the buyer’s value of eight or ten cents a head, it could yield a transparent revenue of $1,000.

159. FORTUNES IN WATER-CRESS“I have no doubt,” says a big grower, “that in situations where irrigation could be used at pleasure, or regular plantations made as for cranberries, judging from the enormous price water-cress sells at, picked as it is in the present haphazard way, an acre would sell for $4,000 or $5,000.”

160. THE DOLLAR BLACKBERRYWhen the Lawton first got here out, so nice was the reward of it and the frenzy to acquire it that many roots had been despatched by means of the mail at $1 apiece, and the fortunate discoverer netted a small fortune. But any grower has the identical probabilities to find a brand new selection, or to enhance on his current inventory.

161. NICKELS IN PICKLESDo that the large variety of 150,000 cucumbers could also be simply grown on an acre of land, and that on the low value of $1.50 per thousand this implies $225 per acre? The crop additionally may be very simply raised.

162. THE BEET LOTYou can develop 80,000 roots per acre even when sown a foot aside, but at $1 per hundred, deducting one-half for bills, there nonetheless outcomes a web worth of $400.

163. THE ROASTING EARYou can plant an acre of candy corn, notice $100 for it, clear it off in August, sow the cleared floor with turnip seed, and from the second crop reap one other $100.

164. PAYING PEASThey are the early type, marketed earlier than the value falls. If grown underneath glass in order to be crowded in the marketplace in early June, they are going to convey $4 a bushel, and at that price an acre will imply $400. If delayed a month, they won’t convey 1 / 4 of that sum.

165. GRATED HORSERADISHThe root may be very simply raised, requires little cultivation, however is kind of worthwhile. Grate finely and put in engaging white bottles with pink labels. Give it some fancy title, as “Red Orchard,” or “Spring Valley.” “Little Neck” clams received their fame largely on this approach. Sell for ten cents a bottle.

 

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