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TOBAGcO FOR GARDENERS. _

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Mr Beasley, of the Eaton Hall Gardens, grows his own tobacco for fumigating purposes, and he says:— Having done so myself for some years, I can speak with ^l±t efficiency, if properly prepared. My mode o^v very simple, and probably not new to many of your readera. 1 procure Le'd of the Virginian variety, and box or pan, about the first week m April, andthenplaoe itmi warm house or frame. As soon as the seedlings are strong enough to be handled, they are potted off_ into 1*^3* pots, and grown on until the end of May, when they are ally hardened off, preparatory to being planted out in the open ground, which should previously be weil mff ure<^a^vtl?°5hte}i The plants are put out about 2 feet apart, ground is kept clean during the summer; they then make a fine growth. About the end of August the leaves arestrppedoff to about half-way up, leaving the topmost ones <Jn the^ante a fort- night longer, to allow of their further development They are Wen placed in a cool house or dry^shed t?f' which takes about two or three weeks. During th** tm« should be turned over every -two or three days. When the leaves become quite brown in colour they are packed ma box, and a heavy weight is put on them to mduce sl.ght fermento- tion. After remaining in this condiUon for ^weektheyare filrpn nut and acain spread out to dry. This process 01 <iryui £ a^ ^king is repeated three times. The tobacco then acquires its true flavour, and is fit for use; so much so that I am obliged to keep it locked up to prevent its being taken by the men- To- bacco, so prepared, will destroy all insects that any ^nowujtte- paration of its kind will kill, besides being perfectly harmless to the most tender plant. "-Agricultural 3azette.

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