Mr. T. T. Lyon, well-known and an excellent Western fruit grower, and who was one of the pomologi-cal judges at the Centennial, gives some good advice in the Rural New Yorker on the management of orchards during the summer. He shows how the common recommendation of mulching orchard trees during summer cannot be so good as stirring the surface soil, and we quite agree with him. We have always regarded " mulching" orchards, on any very extensive plan, as {impracticable, and never saw any large orchard so treated. On these large plans we regard the choice to be, first, between giving up the ground wholly to the trees and keeping the surface stirred by the cultivator, in order to pulverize the soil and keep down weeds. Secondly, ploughing up and growing vegetables, fruits, or grain among the trees. Thirdly, cultivating grass in the orchard for hay, or pasturing it with hogs or cattle. Mulching for large orchards, we regard as one of the things out of all calculation in profitable fruit growing.