A little well-decayed manure may be mixed with the compost for Cucumbers, but if some coarse, rough, lumpy loam can be got for those under glass, and sulphate of potash at the rate of one pint per bushel is thoroughly incorporated with it by repeated turnings, no fat, greasy mixture which can be concocted will grow such crops. Cucumber soil should always be lumpy, never finely pulverised, as in the latter case it is apt to settle too close round the stem, and lead to canker. Give a top-dressing of the same mixture when the roots show at the surface of the mound, and the plants will fruit abundantly if the general culture is right. The latter is a theme on which I hope to discourse soon.