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Way of insects, produce a large crop and make the turnips be sweet and palatable.

To preserve Turnips from insects.

1. TO each quart of turnip-seed, add one ounce of brimstone finely powdered, put both into a bottle, large enough to afford room to shake them well together every day, for four or five days, previous to sowing, keeping the bottle well corked.

2. Takp such a quantity of elder leaves, as, when Druised. will yield juice sufficient to cover the turnip seed you intend to sow, in which let it soak about twelve hours ; thf next day mix it with the bruised leaves, and sow all together.

Turnip-seed is generally covered with a brush-harrow ; take elder bushes for this purpose ; if the berries are on, the effect will be increased. If notwithstanding these precautions the fly should attack the young plant, draw elder bushes gently over them.

Turnips sowed upon ground where a crop of flax has been taken off, are not so likely to be injured by the fly ; it is also. \\ ell to sow turnips while it rains, they do not require to be harrowed in, and grow so rapidly, as soon to get beyond the power of the

VINEGAR OP ROSES.

THIS fine vinegar is made by putting a quantity of fresh rose lea^ • loosely into a jar or bottle, pouring Upon them tbr best white wine vinegar so as to fill it to the height fir ccupied by the leaves, if^ for example the jar be thi apparently filled, there will be still room enough for tae proper quantity of vitieenri iefc