For many facts and figures in these various reference tables, credit is due the " American Almanac," edited by A. R. Spofford, "Moore's Universal Assistant," by R. Moore, the " American Farm and Home Cyclopaedia," by H. R. Allen, " Farmers' and Mechanics' Manual," by Geo. E. Warring, "Statesman's Year Book," by Frederick Martin, "The Circle of Useful Knowledge " and other valuable works.

Vitality Of Seeds

Length of time that the seeds of various herbs and vegetables retain their powers of germination.

Vegetables.

Tears.

Cucumber............

8 to 10

Melon...............

8 to 10

Pumpkin............

8 to 10

Squash.............

8 to 10

Broccoli.............

5 to 6

Cauliflower...........

5 to 6

Artichoke............

5 to 6

Endive..............

5 to 6

Pea................

5 to 6

Radish..............

4 to 5

Beets...............

3 to 4

Cress...............

3 to 4

Lettuce..............

3 to 4

Mustard.............

3 to 4

Okra...............

3 to 4

Ruhbarb............

3 to 4

Spinach............

3 to 4

Turnip..............

3 to 4

Asparagus...........

2 to 3

Beans...............

2 to 3

Carrots..............

2 to 3

Celery...............

2 to 3

Corn (on cob)........

2 to 3

Vegetables.

Years.

Leek.........................

2 to 3

Onion.......................

2 to 3

Parsley......................

2 to 3

Parsnip......................

2 to 3

Pepper......................

2 to 3

Salsify......................

2 to 3

Tomato.....................

2 to 3

Egg-plant....................

1 to 2