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flower seeds alone, if purchased at a ble ; and if you want three hundred seedsman's, would come, and ought to plants, it is better to sow these three come; to pretty nearly one half of the hundred seeds in a proper manner, than money which I charge for the whole. to Hing twenty thousand seeds over the Of some of the sorts of seeds the pur- same space of ground. You must cut chaser will think the quantity small; the superfluous seeds up with a hoe, or and, of these the cauliflower is one; pull them out with your hand; and, but, it must be a thundering garden that small as they are, and insignificant as requires more than three hundred cauli- you may think their roots to be, they flower plants'; and, if carefully sowed, rob and starve one another, even before agreeably to the directions in my Gar- they get into rough leaf. I know very dening Book, the seed which I put up is well, that it requires a great deal more more than sufficient for any gentleman's time to sow a bed of a hundred feet garden ; and I will pledge myself for the long, and with cabbages, for instance; soundness of every individual seed. In a great deal more time to sow it in the small bag, the quantity is in pro. drills, and to put the seed in thinly, portion to the price. Authors always than to Aling the seed thickly over the want people to read their books; or, to ground and just rake it in; but, look purchase them at least. The reader will at the subsequent operations; and you not, therefore, be surprised, that I most will find that, in the end, this “ sowing eurnestly exhort all those who buy my abundantly ” costs ten times the time seeds, io buy my book, too, and even and the labour which are required by then they will not have half so much to the method of sowing pointed out in pay as if they had to purchase the seeds my book. Therefore, let no man ima. of a seedsman.
gine, that to have a plentiful crop a I have only one fear upon this occa- great quantity of seed is necessary. sion, and that is, that gentlemen's gar- When, indeed, you have reason to fear deners, who are in the habit of dealing that the seed is not sound, and when you with seedsmen, and who are apt to ad- cannot obtain that which you know to here too literally to that text of Scrip- be sound, it may be prudent to throw in ture, which says that “he who soweth great parcels of it in order to have the abundantly shall reap abundantly;" but, hest chance to get some plants; but, begging their pardon, this does not hap-hazard work like this ought mean covering the ground with the to be avoided, if possible; and, at seeds, which, though it may produce any rate, I pledge myself, for the abundant reaping to the seedsman, is soundness of all my seed; I pledge far from having that tendency with re- myself that, if properly sowed, every gard to the crop. Thick sowing is, seed that I sell shall grow. Thus far indeed, injurious in three ways : first, as to my seeds in general. I have it is a waste of seed and of money, of now to speak of one sort of seed, which it is actually a flinging away of which, as that horrible old Whig, both :
: second, it makes work in the Sir Robert Walpole, said of his bribes, thinning out of the plants: third, the “ is sold only at my shop.” This plants will never be so fine if they is the seed of the Cisalpine strawcome up thick. Therefore, in my berry : this strawberry, unlike all others Gardening Book, chapter 4, beginning that I ever heard of, produces ils like at paragraph 85, I take very great pains from the seed; is raised with the great.to give instructions for thin sowing ; est facility, bears most abundantly, and and, if every one who cultivates a gar- keeps bearing until the hard frosts come. den could see the regularity, the clean- The seeds are so small that a little ness, and the beauty, of my seed beds, pinch of them between the finger and never should we again see a parcel of the thumb is sufficient for a very large seeds flung promiscuously over the garden ; and the method of rearing the ground. It is probable, that three hun- plants is this : about the first week of dred cauliflower seeds will lie in a thim- February, or it may be a little later,
with fine earth, to within about an inch | WOLSLEY, who is my teacher as to this of the tup, a flower-pot from twelve to piece of knowledge, and at whose house, fifteen inches over ; take the little pinch at Wolsley Park, I saw, in September of seed and scatter it very thinly over last, the finest dishes of strawberries the top of the earth ; then put some very that I ever had seen in the whole course fine earth over the seed a quarter of an of my life. They were served up in a inch thick, or rather less. Set the pot in mixed state, some red and some white ; a green-house, or in the window of any and the taste and fragrance were equal room where the sun comes, and give wa- to the beauty.
Sir CHARLES was so ter very carefully, and very gently, as good as to make his gardener save me occasion may require. When the warm a considerable quantity of the seed, weather comes, the pot should be set out which, by the bursting of the paper, beof doors in a warın place when there is came mixed ; and, therefore, the parcels no heavy rain, and should be taken in at of this strawberry seed, which I shall night if there be any fear of frost. To- put into my packages, will, the purwards the end of April, the pot may be chaser will bear in mind, be some of set out of doors altogether; and, small the white strawberry and some of the as the plants will still be, they will be red. After this long story about garden fit to be planted out in the natural seeds, which, however, is not so exeground by the middle, or towards the crably stupid as the impudent babble latter end, of May. Then dig a piece of the Whigs about having " settled of ground deep, and make it extremely upon a Speaker for the next House fine upon the top, and put out the little of Commons," I proceed to give a list plants in rows two feet apart, and two of the names of my seeds, and of the feet apart in the row ; for, though not numbers which are to be put upon the bigger than a thread, each plant will parcels ; once more observing, that a multiply itself into a considerable tuft large package of seeds will be sold for before the middle of July; and then twenty-five skillings, and a small one they will begin to bear, and they will for twelve shillings and sixpence. A keep on bearing as long as the hard frosts direction may be sewed on the package keep away. The very runners which in a minute, and it can be sent to any proceed from these plants, will take part of the country by the coach, or root, blow, and have ripe fruit, during in any other manner, as the weight, the first autumn. When the bearing is even of the larger package, is only over, cut off all the runners, clear the about 16 pounds. ground close up to the tufts, and let the tufts remain to bear another year, when KITCHEN GARDEN SEEDS. their produce is prodigious. But, then No. you must grub them up; for they so 1. Asparagus. multiply their offsets, and so fill the 2. Bean-Broad, or Windsor. ground with their roots, that they almost 3. .. .Long-pod. cease to bear if they remain longer. So 4. Early Masagan. that you must have a new plantation from 5. .Kidney (or French) Scarlet seed every year ; and the seed you may
Runners. sare yourself, by squeezing the pulp of 6.
White Runners. dead-ripe strawberries in water, which 7.
Black Dwarf. sends the seed to the bottom of the wa- 8.
.. Dun Dwarf. ter : you skim off the pulp, and drain 9. .. Robin-Egg. away the water, then put the seed out 10.
Speckled. in the sun to dry, and then put it up 11. Beet-Red. and preserve it for sowing in the winter. 12. Brocoli-White. There is a red sort and a white sort, 13. ...Purple. which you may keep separate or sow 14. Cabbage--Early Battersea. them and plant them promiscuously. 15.
Early York. And, now, to do justice to Sir CHARLES 16.
8d. a pound; any quantity above 50lbs." 18. Carrot.
Ed. a pound; above 100lbs. qu. A 19. Cauliflower.
parcel of seed may be sent to any part 20. Celery.
of the kingdom ; I will find proper 21. Chervil.
bags, will send it to any coach or van 29. Cress.
or wagon, and have it booked at my 23. Cucumber, early frame.
expense; but the money must be paid 24. Corn (Cobbell's).
at my shop before the seed be sent away; 25. Endive.
in consideration of which I have made 26. Leek.
due allowance in the price. If the 27. Lettuce- \Vhite Coss.
quantity be small, any friend can call 28. Russia Coss.
and get it for a friend in the country; 29. Brown Dutch.
if the quantity be large, it may be sent 30. ... Green Cabbage.
by me. 31. Mustard-White.
MANGEL WURZEL SEED.—Any quan32. Nasturtium-Dwarf.
tity under 10lbs., 8. a pound ; any 33. Onion.
quantity above lolbs, and under 50lbs., 34. Parsnip.
7 d. a pound; any quantity above 50lbs., 3:5. Parsley-Curled.
6d. a pound; any quantity above 36. Pea-Early-frame.
100lbs., 6d. a pound. The selling at 37. Tall Marrowfats.
the same place as above; the payment 38. Dwarf Marrowfats.
in the same manner. 39. Radish-Early Scarlet. 40. .... White Turnip.
TREE SEED. 41. Spiuage.
Locust SEED.-6s. a pound. 42. Squash (from America, great va
riety). 43. Strawberry-Cisalpine. 44. Turnip-Early-Garden. FLOWER SEEDS.
From the LONDON GAZETTE, 45. Canterbury Bells.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1833. 46. Catch Fly.
INSOLVENTS. 47. China-asters. 48. Clarkia, (very beautiful).
PETHURST, E., King-street, Holborn, tailor.
BELLMAN, J., Oxford, bair-dresser. 49. Convovulus-Dwarf. 50. Indian Pink.
BANKRUPTS. 51. Larkspur-Dwarf Rocket. 52. Lupins-Dwarf Yellow.
BATTYL, J., Fulbourne, Cambridgeshire, 53. Marvel of Peru.
BRIGNALL, T., South Mims, Middlesex, 54. Poppy-Carnation.
iunkeeper. 55, French.
BRINDLEY, J., Great Barr, Staffordshire, 56. Stock-White Wall-flower.
farmer. 57. Scarlet, ten-week.
BYRNE, F. L., Kingston-upou-Hull, wine
merchant. 58. Mignionelte.
CHAMBERS, T., Leamington Priors, War59. Sweet-william.
wickshire, plumber. 60. Sweet Pea.
DAVIS, W. D., Leamington Priors, War61. Venus's Looking-glass.
wickshire, innkeeper. 62. Virginia Stock.
GLOSSOP, J., late of Piccadilly, wax-chand
ler. 63. Wall-flower.
GRIFFITHS, J., High Holborn, confectioner.
HELLEWELL, J., Wadsworth, Yorkshire, FIELD SEEDS.
worsted-manufacturer. Swedish Turnip Seed.-Any quan
HOBDAY, S., Aston, Warwickshire, souffer
maker. tity under 10lbs. 9d. a pound; and any HUDSON, T., Westbromwich, Staffordsbire, quantity above 10lbs. and under 50lbs. baker.
NEILD, 1)., Shaw Edge within Crompton, ruled dull, as well as for distilling and grindLancashire, culton-spioner.
ing sorts with uo improvement in their rates. PARTRIDGE, W., Biriningham, wharfinger. Malt continues to meet a languid sale. TANSLEY, J., Little Dean street, Westniu- Oats were in good supply, as well from ster, ironmonger.
Ireland as England and Scotland. The WOOLISON, J., Leamington Priors, War. article hung beavily on hand, and expe. wickshire, plumber.
rienced a slow sale at rather worse prices than this day week.
Beaus sold at an enhancement of 1s. per SCOTCH SEQUESTRATION.
quarter, the low price of the article waving SMITH, J., Glasgow, grain-merchant, attracted some speculative purchases.
Peas without alteration.
Flour in good demand at fully as good prices.
Tuesday, March, 12, 1833.
54s. to 635. Rye..
32s. to 34s. Barley
21s. to 23s. BANKRUPTS.
30s. to 32s. BENT, J., Bankfuot, Yorkshire, cutton-spin
30s. to 34s. Boilers
36s. to 40s. Grey
30s, to 34s, CANN, J., Broad-street, Bloomsbury-square,
s, to 8 eating-house keeper.
28s. to 30s. GREEN, J., Birmingham, ramrod-maker.
Oats, Scotch Potatu
22s. to 24s. HARTLEY, J., Shiffwall, Salop, huckster.
13s. to 18s, HODGSON, R., Manchester, con unou-brewer. MELLOR, J., Manchester, tailor.
Flour, per sack
48s, tu 50s, PRATT, H., Staffordshire, miller. SCOTT, E., Great Yaripouth, Norfolk, grocer.
PROVISIONS. SPIVEY, J., King-street, Great Hermitaye- Bacon, Middles, new, 38s. to 43s. per cwt. street, provision-agent.
403. to 445. TUCK, C., Great Yarınouth, Norfolk, ship- Pork, India, uew....120s. Od. to - $. wright.
Mess, new 70.. to -s. per barl. TWYCROSS, W., Godalming, Surrey, leather- Butter, Belfast ...78s. to 80s. per cw6. dresser.
.....725, to 82s. WALKINGTON, R., High Holborn, up
Cork .74s, to 78s. holsterer.
Limerick ..745, tu 76s. WILLIAMS, J. M., otherwise John Williams,
Waterford,.66s, to 72s. Totieridge, Hertfordshire, bill-bruker.
....(05. to 67s.
Gloucester, Double..50 s. to Cos.
..50s, to 53s.
48s. to 52s. LONDON MARKETS.
Hams, Irish........ 135. to 545. Mark-Lane, CORN-EXCHANGP, Mar. 11.The arrivals from Essex, Kent, and Suffolk, fresh up to this day's market were moderate; hut added to the supplies received since Fri
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