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THE TEA TRADE, APRIL la.—The deliveries of | tea last week for home consumption increased to the extent of 60,000 lb over what they were in the pre- i ceding week, being 443 400 1b. This augmentation I arises probably from the circumstances of the market bavins; settled down more, so that buyers are induee'' I to make those purchases they had lirt-viously delavetl. I There is at present no speculation going ouf but » i steady bona fide business i» being transacted. j ONION Citop.-Tlie garden of Georjje Buchm, Esq., of Kelloe, is pleasantly situated in a v*llev' J through w hich the river B'-ackadder flows. 'The soil I is a stiff clay, hut most of it has been enriched by j manure and good management. For many year* the skill of successive gardeners was baffled in pro- ducinw a crop of Onion*; at laM Mr William Fait*. I a very intelligent gardener, accidentally sowed the seed upon a piece of ground which had been cropped i with Turnips the year before, when to his astonish- J tiienl a most abundant crop was produced. Ever afterwards, so long as he was gardener at Kelloff | the Oil ons were sown Upnll the gioaud which had been cleared of Turnips, and sticcetis always (0.- I()wed.-Ga,dener.' Chronicle. AN IMPROVED MODK OK RKAKING ONIONS.— fit autuiuu last, the Inverness Horticultural Society I awarded a first prize to Mr W. Mackenzie, gardener lo Sir J. W Mackenzie, al Rosehaugh, for several it very targe Onions. Mr Mackenzie ha- favoured »» || ,i,h Ihe follo<o\illg "CCOUIII of hiM mOlle 'fOa,i. h: O,iiois crop fit autumn I make elmiee of a :1 piece of ground well exposed, sheltered only by a he,ige, an,i of a sandy rich loam, well manured with I vegetable mould aud pigs' dung. After digging. I open dri Is an inch and a half deep, and twelve inches apart; t! en spread a little pigeon%' doing i" I the diills, which had been three mouths previously I exposed to the weather; and on the 8th September, | I sow the Sti nst'tirg kind, covering the seed « ith the j toot, aud alierwards taking smooth the surface «f I the ground. On the 6th May I thin the plants freM | three lo four inches apart; and ihe thinnings j itied, wiih al1 their roots, into a light, rich, weM exposed piece of ground, prepared in spring with k the same compost as above, with the exception f pigeon's dung. The fibrous rootq art' alone covered. the mould being gently pressed with the back f a | spade> watered overhead as I go on, aud in dry weather watered every evening for eight davs. 1 Not one in fit'1 y went hack or was seized with the I Hiaggol whereas the spring sown Onions were t almost al destroyed by the maggot iu the name j ground, and manured by the latlle compost. The soil iu Rosehaugh garden is a sandy, light loaa». | having been regularly cropped for upwards of sixty years is quile exhausted, and for some years haek I Onions weie uol doing well. Alter trying sever*' I experiment' iu July 1839, I got some rich eh*y, and j laid it down iu a hye place where all tfee »lup» »f j the house were thrown, and where it remained liM the February following. The grou»d intended for Onions heing dug the autumn prroediug, in February it was lined off into beds; then 1 spread the clay on these beds, three inches thick, and left it in that state till the Sill of March, when the clav vat «t| broken smooth 011101 stirred up, mixing, at ihe same time, some of the earth with it I then spread on the surface of the beds a good harrowlu) of pi2eou. dung, f esh from the pigeon hnuse, to every twenty square yards afterwards 1 sowed the seed, JamesT* Keeping, Portugal, Depifonl, and Blood Red. Thea I pressed them hard with the back of a spade, aud covered ihem, about a quarter of an inch, wiifc well broken earth from the alleys and about the l»i of August, two persons went along the beda with pole,each holding one of the ends iu nueh a matitier as, when walking up file alivys, fit suike the stems about an inch or two above Ihe bulb. I found this pro. e. ol great beuefi', all the growth of the stem is iheiehy consideiably checked, and the ahule uouMstimeut throwu into the bulb. About the- )m<l of September I commenced lifting the Ooiouat and laid them very thin oil a c ean piece of ground well exposed to file sun some days afterward* reiooved them lo a loft that bad free access of air* and those that had any crops strong enough were bound with pieces of bass matting to small switches of willow, and hung up to the rafters in the roof, where they were led till the approach of frost, when they ut-to all laid on a hed of ferns, and covered with then) to the tliicktie-s "t six inches; and the routs aie to-«lay much sounder that, they wpvp when taken out of the ground. The autumn sown, and May transplanted Onions fiotn the autumn tin "ill! and also the spring sown, liej-e tie clay was used, use treated above, were superior both in size tamti qu iliiy |ti alin<>nt any that | have seen grown iit this country; whereas file spring sown, ill the usual way of manuring, wee almost all destroyed by the maggot and such us escaped its raviiet,4 were not half i It.- size, and have I t kept near well ay the Clthels. Garde/It'nt' Chronicle,