2 APRIL 1948, Page 14

In the Garden

A country gardener said to me the other day: " So long as you've plenty of carrots and onions you can always make a stew." It would be wrong, of course, to belittle green vegetables, or to deny our debt at this season to broccoli, sprouting or other ; but it is well to remember that one may go on sowing carrots till June or July, and that these late-sown crops are, and must be, entirely free from the grubs that are the carrot's chief enemy. Seed is short, especially of the best sorts of sweet corn and of artichokes, as of potatoes, which wicked householders have been using as