Bedding plants thrive best in a light loam, liberally manured with thoroughly rotten dung from an old hotbed or thoroughly decomposed cow droppings and leaf-mould.
It is an unlovely place, surrounded by mud flats, and a hotbed of malaria.
Sow stocks, dahlias and a few tender and half-hardy annuals, on a slight hotbed, or tin pots.
Pot Neapolitan violets for forcing; or plant out on a mild hotbed.
- Sow small salading and radishes in the first week, and lettuces in frames on a shallow hotbed for planting out in spring.