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on with their work, but without being able to account for the caule of it. I recollect a fimilar circumftance happening, in unloading a veffel laden with Virginian wheat, fome years fince at Liverpool, when it was faid to be caused by a minute infect. Oats are not extensively cultivated in any part of America, and are every where bad; but thofe of this state, of the worft poffible
quality; they have certainly kernel fufficient to enable them to vegetate, but are, notwithstanding, light as chaff. The cultivated oat appears again returning to the original grass. I never faw any oats that would be marketable in England, except fome in the German tract in Pennfylvania, and they would admit of compariton with fuch only as we fhould efteem very moderate.
Communications in Gardening, by Mr. Weflon; from the Repertory of Arts.
ELIEVING the following alphabetical lift of all the useful plants now cultivated in the moft efteemed kitchen-gardens in England, explaining at one view the number of crops of each fort requifite to produce a conftant fucceffion of vegitables throughout the year, for the ufe of the table, with the proper time of fowing and planting, may be acceptable to thofe of your readers who are not proficients in the art of gardening; your inferting it in your useful publication, will oblige, your's, &c.
The time fixed for fowing or planting is calculated for the meredian of London. But to thofe perfons who live one or two hundred miles north of it, is will make a variation of ten or fourteen days.
In fpring they must delay that time, and in autumn they must fow of plant fo much earlier.
If the number of crops by fome be thought too many, any may be omitted cultivating; but it was necessary to infert them all, to fhew to what a degree of perfection the art of gardening in England is arrived; fo great indeed, that, from the production, when on the table, the difference of the feafons can fcarcely be discovered.
Method of making Hay from the Leaves of Carrots, and improving the Size of the Roots. By the fame, from the fame.
VERY quadruped which feeds upon carrots, improves, and foon gets fat; alfo geefe, ducks, fowls, and turkeys, which I have proved from my own experience. The leave are known to partake of the fame nutritious quality as the root; but the value of them is lost, by our not knowing a ufe to which they may be applied with great advantage, that is, making them into hay.
About the end of July, or the beginning of Auguft, when the leaves appear to be fully grown, and the lower ones begin to wither, mow them; but do not let the feythe cut the crowns of the roots from which the leaves are produced; as this would prevent them fhooting out again.
As foon as the leaves are mown, they must be carried off the ground, fpread about thinly after they are thrown from the cart, and made into hay, in the ufual manner. But, at firft, they must be frequently turned, to prevent them from moulding.
find advantage in giving them a watering before they are hoed.
Their receiving a check, from the leaves being cut off, will foon caufe them to put forth fresh ones. The confequence must be, that their roots will increase in fize.— But, to prove the utility of hoeing. leave a part not hoed, and a small part not mown, to convince you of the propriety of the method, and the advantage refulting from it.
This method I have feen practifed by Mr. Junius Baker, of Birftalhoufe, near Leicester, (a gentleman well known for breeding horfes) and attended with great advantages. He informed me, that he forgot to make a calculation of how many tons an acre it produced, but it was a very good crop in proportion to his crops of grafs-hay.The field of carrots was between three and four acres.
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The ground now being cleared, H teutomatous kind, of large you have an opportunity of feeing where the carrots grow too thick. Thin them to a proper diftance of eight or ten inches afunder, as you would with them to be either fall or very large, or according to the crop; and let the land be well hoed; and, if the weather be wet, carry away the weeds.
If the feafon be very dry, and you have the opportunity of water, or the draining of a dung-hill, you will
fize and long ftanding, upon the fide of my face, immediately before and below my right ear, I was informed by different people that, if I would apply falt and water to it, I fhould get rid of it. In Auguft 1798, I put a quantity of falt and water into a faucepan, and boiled it for four minutes; with which I bathed the whole furface frequently while it continued warm, as allo