Hide Articles List

15 articles on this Page

TERMINATION OF THE INSURRECTION.

BOHEMIA.

IRELAND. !

CLUB ORGANISATION.

CALENDAR OF OPERATIONS.—-JULY.

THE COTTAGE GARDENER.—JULY.…

News
Cite
Share

THE COTTAGE GARDENER.—JULY. GENERAL OPERATIONS.—Keep all neat and trim. Hoe well, thin out, and keep clear from weeds, all the crans. Tie up lettuces] to blanch for use. What was omitted to be done last month must be done early this. Pull up onions «arlick shalots, and the like, as their leaves decay dry nnd house tlicm. Cut and dry herbs; clip hedges. Gatlier seeds as ,they ripen. As fast as crops are cleared off the ground, o I" away with the rubbish, and crop again. Finish earthing potatoes. In dry weather, water where necessary. French beans may still be sown, but the earlier in the month the better. They seldom have a chance of producing much, if sown after the 15th. Before the fruit can swell from its blossoms, the chilly nights and frosty mornings will commonly commence. SOWING AND PLANTING OF COLF.WOHTS.—The first and third weeks of this month, sowings should be made of cole- worts, for winter and spring use. Those sown in May, as then directed, will now be fit to plant out. If planted now on good land, they will be nice little loaf-hearted cabbages soon after Michaelmas. The Battersea is a good kind to sow for eoleworts. Celery should be put out early in the month for winter and spring use. Make a trench four feet wide, and about six inches deep the length must depend upon the quantity to be planted. Throw the mould out of the trench, half on one side, and half on the other dig in a good quantity of well-rotted dung into the four feet trench, tread and rake it after digging. Plant the celery crossways of the trench, about a foot from row to row, and about five or six inches in the rows. Water the plants when necessary. Hoe and treat it similar to single rowed celery; but when it wants earthing up, cast in part of the earth from the two sides. Repeat this earthing as often as may be required. Cauliflowers sown in May must now be transplanted. The land must be rich. About two feet apart is the proper distance to plant them at this time. TURNIPs.-The middle of this month may be said to be the best time to sow a principal crop for autumn, winter, and spring use. Sown now, they will be fit to pull at Michael- mas, get better all along to Christmas, and continue good till spring, unless destroyed by frost. Sow them moderately thin and on the last hoeing let them be at least a foot apart, and you will have better turnips, and a greater weight off the ground than if they were thicker. [ SOWING CABBAGES.—About the end of this month is the principal time for sowing cabbage seed for next year's supply. From the sowing at this time, cabbages may be planted out at least nine months of the year-from September to May, each month inclusive. It has been an old practice among the market gardeners to sow their cabbage on, or as near, the 25th as possible. Some writers recommend the principal sowing to be in August, saying that if sown in July they will run in the spring. The running of cabbages in the spring arises chieHy from the saving of run cabbages for seed an idle way too often resorted to by seed-savers. Plants raised from seed saved from run cabbages will almost always run in spring, instead of cabbaging. To have cab- bages fur early spring use, they must be good stout plants by, and planted out, about Michaelmas. The best plan is to sow in drill, and when the plants are up, thin out as early as possible to about an inch distance in the drills. This dis- tance is necessary in order that you may have good stout plants to put out. If your plants are drawn up, dwindling, and half-starved when they are young, you cannot expect to have a good early loaved cabbages. This is a good time to transplant Swedish turnips,

APPLICATION OF FARM-YARD DUNG.I

[No title]

.'. $

FRENCH COMMUNISM. •

.(Selected for the PRINCIPALITY.)'

THE PRESENT POSITION OF CONSISTENT…

CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS EQUALITY.

CHURCH AND STATE.

A PENITENT'S RETURN.