Greenhouse And Flower-Garden

Towards the end of the month in many sections, the more tender plants will require to be put in the greenhouse, or housed in some way, but be careful to keep them as cool as possible during the day; they would be better outside yet if it was safe to risk them. Cuttings of all bedding plants may now be made freely, if wanted for next season, as the young cuttings rooted in fall make better plants for next spring's use than the old plants. This is true of what is known as bedding plants, such as geraniums, fuchsias, verbenas, heliotropes, etc., etc. But with roses and other plants of a woody nature, the old plants are usually the best Holland bulbs, such as hyacinths, tulips, etc., etc., and most of the varieties of lilies may be planted this month; see detailed instructions under Holland Bulbs. Violets that are wanted for winter will now be growing freely, and the runners should be trimmed off as recommended for strawberries last month. Seeds of pansies, daisies, mignonette, sweet alyssum, candytuft, etc., should now be sown in the early part of the month.


New plantations of strawberry plants may now be made from the runners that have been layered in pots; the sooner in the month they are planted, the stronger they will be for next season; these plants will soon make runners that must be trimmed off to throw the strength into the crowns for next season's fruiting. Attend to raspberries and blackberries as advised last month, if not then done.

Vegetable Garden

Seeds of cabbage, cauliflower, and lettuce to raise plants to be placed in cold frames, should be sown in this latitude from the 10th to the 20th of this month; the main crop of spinach or sprouts that is wanted for winter or spring use, should be sown about same dates. Celery may now have the earth drawn to it with the hoe preparatory to earthing-up by the spade. Onions that were not dried and harvested last month. must be done this, or it will be too late. The early or flat sorts of turnips may yet be sown the first week of this month.