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Early Spring Vegetables

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From the OerBunto n Ttlof raph. We suppose that oot evon the most practical epicúrea enj y their dainty dishes more than the average human being does his early vegetables ; and considering how comparativo)}' easy it is to have some of these, the wooder is that tuore is not done to get them. The reason, perlraps, ix that few think of it till the ppnngtiuje comes, when it is too late to do much in the way of getting them. This is the time to begin to think about ticsf tlúiig. Mnny vegetables start into gruwth witli very little heat, and even the proteetion of a fence will olten bring things forward some days before those whieh have ground and bleak winds, to contend with. We know a garden near this city, which has but a low wall about four feet high about it ; but even this is a wonderful screen from cold winds. Up nnder the north wall of the little garden, in the f'ull Southern sun, is the rhubarb aod the asparagus, and this little advantage alone gives them near two weeks' start on their neighbora with these two vegetables. It is not always convenient, or even desirable, to have a wall like this, but almo.-t any one can have a thick arbor-vitao bedge, which will answer nearly as well. iifM Henides tliis, much can 1 done by hotbed frames, as they are geoerully culled. although when no manure ig used to make an artificial warmth they are by gardeners cilled cold frames. These placed overcrops bring them forward MMMdenbly. Bods of apargufi can ïie made with an especial view to baving them oovered with wi--h in this manner, and when spring comes both radishes and lettuce can be sown on the earth under the glass, and will grow on and do vtell without much interference Trom the aspara;us erowinr up between them. So with strawberries. A few sashes set over the plant in a warm and dry situation, brings them on wonderfully. Oí' course when one begins these practices some judgment will he rcqnired in the management. As a general rule tliesi.-h shonl.l be kit off in hot days, putting them ononly atnights to keep off the white frosts and.kfep the llimhil warm. 'l'his warmth is also aided by putting on the fasli early in theevening, so as to endose a body of warm air before the sun entirely goes down. If the Msh is ept on all the time the plants heci-nje weak for want of air duriDg the gr wing lay time, and ure tbcn moreliab'e to injury by night. H i on these littlo mnttrrs that some ndginent is required, but it ion cunos as natural to one with a little experience as swimming does to a young duck. Jut as n the case of a duck, too, it is a sort nf uiltrinent which no new.spaper or anything iut natural tact can traen. Let al who Save gardens look aronnd jnst nof anH see, when it can be done. They will find m rt; chances for these little fauiily enjoymenti than many of them ever dreamed of, and no doubt will thank us for the BOggestion when they find how well their thoughtfulness now is rewarded by the fullness of early ipring garden things.