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0 THE GREENHOUSE.

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0 THE GREENHOUSE. It is necessary to be very economical in the use of fuel, so as to prevent waste. Fires require very careful management, and a con- siderable saving may often be effected by studying the workings of a good barometer, so as to be able to anticipate the sharp frosts which are calculated to do harm if the fire is low or not lighted. Wlitrc flowers must be had all the winter there must be a steady warmth at night and also on colfl days, but wlien the sun rises in a cloudless sky, even though the atmosphere may be a little sharp, it will be better to kt-cp dow n fires by banking up with ashes, or even to let the fire go out, and light again in the after- noon. This gives an opportunity to clean flues, etc., and the fire cannot do its work properly unless the flues are kept perfectly clean and free from deposits of soot. In cold weather do not water plnnts till they require it. Let them get a l.ttle drier than one would do in the summer, as the evapora- tion is so small now. Where the greenhouse is full of bedding plants, as many green- houses are now, give all the ventilation pos- sible on fiiie days. In such weather as often happens even now, the lights may be opened to the full width. In most houses the plants are crowded together in order to winter all, and unless abundance of air is given, the plants will draw each other up weakly. Just about this time much growth is not required. After the new year the days will be lengt hen- ing, and a little more warmth may be given. Plants will not require so much water now. The temperature must, to a large extent, be a guide as to the water supply. Of course, no potting will be done at present.

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SERVING SWEDES.

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