The majority of cultivators have got pretty near to the truth on the manuring question with one crop alone, and that happens to be the Tomato. It is generally recognised that very little manure is advisable, otherwise the plants will be leafy and prone to disease. This is a true view. What puzzles me is that people never seem to think of applying it to other crops as well. A plethoric, dung-pampered plant is rarely better, as a cultivated specimen, than one which has to develop under a more modest regimen, and it is far more liable to disease. Tomatoes certainly do not want dung; in fact, they require very little manure of any sort, especially when grown out of doors. The ordinary soil of a well-tilled kitchen garden will give splendid crops, even if the plants be grown on the same ground several years running. This I have proved in my own culture. Plants in pots may have a little stimulant when they are swelling up their crop, but it should be rather of a potassic than a nitrogenous nature. Tomatoes like potash, and it may be given to them in one of several forms, e.g. kainit, sulphate of potash, and muriate of potash. The sulphate suits them admirably, and may be mixed with superphosphate of lime in equal parts, and 1 pint of the mixture incorporated with each bushel of compost. Good loam alone will grow excellent Tomatoes, and in this case a little liquid manure may be given when the crop is swelling.