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THE KITCHEN GARDEN. All vegetables do not require the same attention in regard to manur ing. Where such crops as carrot and beet succeed well with moderate manuring, deep and thorough trench ing is essential. Onions, leek, cel ery and similar gross feeders need generous manurial attention.. Stable or cow manure is most desirable, but where that is-not available, one of the artificial nmanures will be found quite satisfactory, but whilst, this is so, It must be constantly borne in mind that good crops cannot be ob tained without effort, and unless the soil is properly prepared and con stantly worked, the best results will not he achieved. Asparagus seed should be sown next month and seedlings left ,to grow on in the seed bed for twelve months before being planted in their permanent quarters. Silver beet-one of the.most pala table and economical vegetables may he sowon now, and this is also a g(ood time to plant out seedlings which, as the weather gets warmer, will speedily produce bumper crops of succulent greens. The' seed shoiDuld be sown thinly and seedlings
Ltinned out as they grow to an ulti lmato ten rinches apart. The ground should be heavily manured, dil after the thinning. out a slight top dressing of artificial manure, or i.anite or some similar fertilizer, will t:o found helpful, and as growth pro deeds an occasional application of liquid manure will hasten maturity. The thick, fleshy leaves of the lucul lus variety make excellent spinach, whilst. the midribs may be cooked and used as sea kale. In warmer districts a few tomato plants may be. planted out, more especially where they can receive a measure of sh?l t?.., as sudden frosts would prove cal amitous. Plant also-Cabbage, onions (brown 'and odorless), lettuce, pota toes, herbs, a?*sprnhku','grape vines, fruit trees and bushes. Sow-Broad beans, cabbage (Sus cession), carrot, lettuce (Iceberg), beet (globe and silver), onion. (brown andt white), radish (turnip rnotcd). splilnch, parsley, peas (En iglish Wonder), and turnip.