An indispensable vegetable, of easy cultivation, growing freely on almost any soil, though on well enriched land, it will be more prolific in quantity and more tender in quality. It is a plant of tropical origin, and like all such, should not be sown until the weather is settled and warm, and all danger from frost is past. In this latitude, the time of sowing should not be sooner than the 15th of May. Sow at intervals of two or three weeks, all through the season, if wanted for use. Seed may be sown in drills 18 to 24 inches apart, and three inches deep, dropping the seeds at distances of two or three inches in the drills, and covering to the general level. To such as use them all through the season, three or four quarts would be required, although a quart at one sowing would give an ample quantity for any average family. The varieties most in use at present are Early Valentine, Early China, Mohawk, Fejee, Black Wax, and Refugee.