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I'BROPER TiMEg ,01t X £ ?etNCr BOWK tlORIW (GRASS. I, I have, on different occasions, stated that fiorin grass will thrive well if laid down with l roots or strings any day in-the year. Twas certainly right, when tooking oriiy to t!hegrass itself; but, when crops arc our ob- ject, other cricumstances must'be taken, into consideration, and we must inquire what are the periods of its enemies and competitors,' aod when will, fiorin grass encounter them at the greatest advantage. Here we must speculate s priori, and look to the separate natures of the rivals contend- ing for, possession.. Fiorin is in perpetual vegetation while the other grasses and weeds it has tocontendwith, have oilly their paroxysms of growth, and, their periods of torpor. Let us avail ourselves of these opposite ha- bits, and put down fiorin, when the powers of its competitors are not in action, and it probably will have acquired vigour enough to overpower them when they resuiilie forts, at first feeble. I shall illustrate this by example. Aware of the importance of the point to which you direct your inquiries, I determined to ascertain it with precision, and in lSOtt. as I dug my potatoes, from the 1st (if Au,titt,l I, every third or fourth day, dressed ahdJa id down the ground with fiorin strings and roots, very one of which came on well; but unfor- 111nately so did its spontaneous competitors. I interfered and wed, but in vain the pro-, miscuous vegetation came on with vigour 5 and the seedling grasses were not distinguish- able froliittitib nascent sprouts of the fiorin. Thus, though a single root or fiorin had not failed, its rivals had got on somticit better, that early in July I was obliged to mow an indiscriminate fleece, of which the predomi nant grass was flolcus lanatus. What was put in tater, produced a very dif- ferent result, viz. the magnificent crop I have mcntionod,- exdusively fiorin. The reason is ol)viotiso-tiie, iiiitldlc of September is (atleast in that harsh climate) too late for spontaneous vegetables to. comforward with success: of course, the fiorin was left in exclusive pos- session until spring. To return to your question. I consider, from the above and simrlar observations, that the bestmonths for putting down fiorin are October, November, and Deeember; some of my finest crops were laid down on the ISlh of the preceding December. In January, February, and March, fiorin will conic oil well; even put down in April and May if careful,lywed, it will, in rich ground, give å tolerable crop that year.

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, e.1

PCRTRUall FIORIN CROPS.,

PIORIN SEED./

SOILS FIT FOR JIORIN CULTURE.

SEASON VOR MOWING WIOFTTN,…

WINTER GREEN JOODS *

TO MR. A. MACKAY.

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