Point- in rotato Planting. i At one of ihe Minnesota farmers' insti-; insti-; :p;, iirmcrpre-pnt expressed I himself as follows on the subject of plant-i plant-i ing potatoes: plant during the very last days of May ; or the first days of June, for the follow-j follow-j ing reasons: 1. The weeds are given am-j am-j pie time to sprout and grow upon the last j fall's shallow plowing, so that the spring's deep plowing, done just before, j planting, destroys them most effectively. 2. 1 can cultivate later in the season in ! jvfnly and in that way destroy the best j trop of that season's weeds. This late 1 ctjjtivation is very important in securing cl-sn lands with any hoed crops. 3. While the potatoes have ample time to mature before injurious frosts and leave abundant time for the harvesting of the crop, still the mature potatoes do not lay I in fiie ground so long before digging. This quick digging after maturity is desirable, de-sirable, particularly in wet seasons, as wo avoid the tendency to rotting, and potatoes po-tatoes are less liable to become scabby. 1 have experimented with seed to some extent and lay but little stress upon the matter of size, so plant one or two small potatoes, or put two pieces, each" with two eyes, in each hill. I don't regard a potato planter with favor, as it plants with rows running but one way, and so prevents that opportunity for clean cultivation cul-tivation which is needed in weedy lands, as frequently found under ordinary f jrm conditions.