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A- -"c VEGErABLE GARDEN. March is a busy mouth in the kitchen 'garden, Keep the fork going when the surface is dry to prepare the beds for small seeds. At present no- thing much can be done besides laying plans for the future. Get in plenty of Peas, Beans, and Early potatoes as soon as the land is in condition; but there is nothing gained by planting any crop when the soil, is cold and wet. Prepare a number of good-sized labels, so that each crop may have ita name and date when sown written thereon. Mice often give trouble in a garden now, and tr.apa should be set in different positions to thin their numbers before the full tide of seed sowing ar- rives. Sow BRUSSELS SPROUTS.— Veitch'a Autumn Giant Cauliflowers, Tom Thumb Cabbage, and Carter's White Cos Lettuces, on a warm border, to succeed the plants raised under, glass. Sow a pinch of seeds of Basil and Sweet Marjoram in the hot-bed for early use. Melons and Cucumbers to plants in pits as soon as the early bedding plants can be moved under temporary shelters. The forcing ground will be in full occupation now in bringing forward Sea- kale, Asparagus, Radishes, Lettuces, Horn Car. rots, &c. The earliest Horn Carrots, will soon need thinning. Remove the weaklings to let light among the remainder. Often a crop of Radishes is taken before the Carrots require the space, but they must not remain in the bed too long. Sift a little fine soil over the Carrots when the thinning is completed. Seed Potatoes must have as much light and air as possible now, to harden and strengthen the crown-eye, but must, of course, be kept from frost. Sow Spinach. The round-leaved Victoria variety is rather less disposed to run to seed than the com- mon round one. PLANUSO VEGETABLE MARROWS.—Moore's Cream is a very good sort to grow. Sow the seeds about the middle of April, and raise the plants in a greenhouse or cold frame. Choose a sheltered and sunny position for the plants when you pub them out. Dig out a hole and put a barrow-load of manure in it, then level down the soil, and pub out the plants the iirst week in June. FRUIT GARDEN Late Vines just breaking. Keep up a nighb temperature of i>Q degs. to 55 degs. Give a little air when the thermometer rises above G5 degs. with sun shining on the glass. Well moisten inside borders with warm liquid manure. Figs in pots, laden with fruit, must now have plenty of nourishment. Liquid manure should be given ab a temperature of 75 degs. Cold water will chill the roots, and may cause ;the young fruits to drop. Peach borders may be forked over now. The aeration-of the soil in the month of March has a beneficial tendency. But the surface should be trodden down firmly and mulched before the hot weather sets in, as Peaches, when in the midst of their work, like a firm root run. The orchard house should be relieved of the bedr ding plants as soon as possible, as a house full of soft-wooded plants, requiring a good deal of water, becomes stuffy, and the trees are then pre-dis- posed to mildew. Strawberries that are ripening their fruits in pots should have plenty of air, and stand in the full sunshine. Discontinue liquid-manure as soon as the ft-uit-3 begin to colour. Support the fruits with little sprays of Hazel or Birch to lift them above the foliage. Keep a sharp look-out for bullfinches and other. bud-eating birds. Shoot the bullies; but sofb soap, soot, and lime, in a thin solution, syringed on the trees, will discomfort the tomtits and spar- rows.

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