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THE COTTAGE GARDENER—AUGUST. G HETTAL OPERATIONS.—Hoe and thin out all the small crop». Hoe well all transplanted crops; weed where wanted. Dea oy snails, slugs and grubs. Plant out coleworts, and 0 all winter articles, as fast as you can obtain ground, that they may attain strength and substance before the chilly rains and nights come on. Cut, gather, dry, and store pot and medicinal herbs. Gather seeds. Tie up endive. Pull up, dry, and house your onions, as fast as the leaves decay. If the quantity is but small, the cottager may rope them on sticks, when dry, of evenings, and hanging them up in a dry, airy place, they will keep better than any other way; and in this way they are always ready for sale or use. Celery may still be planted. Cabbages, if not sown last month, must be sown the first week in this. COLEWORTS.-This is a good time to plant out coleworts for autumn and winter Use, spinach. From about the 7th to the 21st of this month sow a principal crop of spinach. Sown now, it will be in use and may be gathered to the end of May. It requires good land, which must be well ma- nured. It may be sown broadcast, or in drills about five or six inches apart. When the plants are up they must quickly be hoed out to that distance, and afterwards be kept en- tirely free from weeds, and often hoed deeply in the spring. There is a sort called the Flanders spinach which is the best. MICHAELMAS ONIONS.—Onions sown at this time are called Michaelmas onions. They are sown now thickly in beds to stand the winter, to use small and green in the spring, for salads with radishes and lettuces. About the middle of the month is the time preferable for sowing. The best way is to sow them on good ground, not too rich, and it must not be expressly manured for them. Sow about an ounce of seed to every four square yards, on beds of about four feet wide, nicely worked and raked; cast up the mould from the sides of the bed lightly over the seed about half an inch in thickness, then tread the beds completely over, rake them, and then tread them again. They will require weed- ing in about a month. The best sorts to sow for this pur- pose are the Lisbon, Reading, and Deptford onions. HARDY LETTUCES.—Towards the middle of the month hardy lettuces should be sown, to plan out in October to stand the Winter, for early spring use. The white coss and other tender sorts will not do for this purpose. The brown coss and the hardy yellow coss, also the Hammersmith hardy green, and grand admirable cabbage lettuces, are the sorts I t, to sow now. The seeds should be sown on an open spot, and carefully raked in. When the plants are well up let them be thinned out to two inches apart, for if they grow too close, they will be drawn up spindling, and not one in twenty will have strength to stand the winter. Turnips may still be sown early in the month, on light and well manured land. Radishes sown in August, if the autumn is not too dry, are in fine perfection in October and November, and are ihen a kind of dainty.

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