sowed seeds of the East India Asparagus in a small bed at the point of
levelled triangle S.W. end of the garden.
planted in the orchard below the garden black soft peaches of
Georgia from W. Mer.
planted 40. odd Hemlock & Weymouth pines near the Aspen thicket.
planted seeds of the Cherokee rose from Govr. Milledge in a row of about 6.f. near the N.E. corner of the
Nursery.Goliah stuck sticks to mark the place. this has been
a remarkeably backward spring. we have had fires
steadily thro' the whole month.
a great fresh in the
Rivanna this day. it was above the top of the hopper in my toll
mill. by marks at Henderson's distillery in
Milton it wanted 6. feet of being as high as that
in 1795. which wanted but 3. f. of
being as high as the great fresh on the
26th. of May 1771.
the road from the
Shadwell ford to the top of the mountain, along the North side
of the mountain, was begun & was finished
May. 11. except some little blowing. it has
taken 552. days work @2/ = 184. D.
The cherries & peaches are completely killed this year, as well on the
mountains as elsewhere. this was effected by cold freezing winds, mostly from
the N.W. in the month of April, & of
considerable continuance. The peaches & cherries (except Morellas) were
then in bloom & killed. the Morella cherries & apples, not being then
in bloom, escaped entirely.
planted in the Nursery next below the little grass terras, in a bed ranging
with the upper strawberry bed,
68. peach stones [W. Meriwether's Georgia black. unknown,
but supposed good because saved]
planted 32. seeds of the Mimosa julibritzin in the earthen trough, in which
were also sowed on the
10th. inst. seeds of the Alpine strawberry
sowed seeds of Dionaea muscipula in a pot. they were several years old.
in square II. beginning with the S. W. row
1. row of rheum undulatum, esculent rhubarb. the leaves excellent as
1.do. Long pod soup pea. or Asparagus bean. pods
3.f. long, to run on poles. when green they are dressed
as Asparagus, or as snaps, or boiled in soup.
1.do. African early pea, lately introduced from
S.Carola. where it gives 3.
crops a year. the two last as articles from Genl. Sumpter.
1.do. lentils. Ervum lens.
3. do. Windsor beans.
sowed oil radish in the nursery, in the former asparagus bed.
G. Divers finds the following sufficient for his
Celery 400. f. running measure. to wit 10. rows of
my squares 3.f. apart 4 f
Salsafy 320. f = 8. rows of my squares of 40 f. at 6. I. every way
Carrots 320. f = 8. do.12.I. apart
parsneps 200. f = 5.
beet 200. f = 5. do.12.I. apart
sowed Monthly strawberry seed from Colo.Worthington in Nursery E. corner.