Preparation for seed-sowing now requires prompt attention. It' weather should be changeable, the important operation of getting in the crops may have to be done piecemeal, but on no \ account should seeds be sown in sodden unworkable soil. Better to wait than have the seed destroyed and the ground injured, which is sure to be the case if it is trodden down when wet. We have, however, more than once, on heavy soils, been obliged to get in seeds by using boards for standing on, and dusting old potting-bench soil into the drills: a large stock of this on hand is more valuable in the early part of the season than is generally believed. It can be got ready by sifting it when weather is wet, etc. A full crop of Peas may now be sown; a second early kind for a succession, such as Dickson's Favourite, suits well at present. Two or three sowings in moderate quantities during the month will keep up continuous supplies. Those which were sown in boxes, etc, may be planted out when weather will permit. A quantity of leaf-mould placed with the roots as planting goes on will do much to give them a start. Planting thickly, especially on good ground, is a great evil: stake them at once, which will act as protection. Spinach, early Turnips, Radishes, etc, may be sown between the rows.

Broad Beans may be treated the same as Peas, planting them 2 1/2 feet, or more, apart. Mazagan is one of the earliest. Sow in rows 9 inches to 1 foot apart, Parsley, Radishes, Early Horn Carrots, Cauliflower, Lettuce of sorts, Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Scotch Kale, Savoys, Broccoli: for an early lot, Walcheren, Snow's, Grange's Autumn, and some others; but the main sowings may be left till April. The demand and means of growing the quantity of these vegetables can alone regulate the quantity to be sown. Sow Leeks in a bed for transplanting, also on a space where they may be thinned out and a crop left. Deep drills drawn and the seed sown in them, but slightly covered, answer well, and the Leeks can be earthed up as they require it; this crop can scarcely be injured by supplies of rotten manure. Parsnips and Onions should be sown, if not already done; Onions should be trodden or well rolled down. Look after birds and other vermin after seeds are sown; protection with nets may be necessary. Keep up supplies of small salad by sowing frequently; Golden and American Land Cress should not be forgotten. Piadishes may be covered with litter, exposing them to the sun, and protecting them from frost as may be necessary; but frames for these and other early crops save much labour.

Hardy herbs which may require renewing, may be sown under glass, grown on and planted out when tit; but many kinds do well when sown on a border in April and thinned. The herb ground should be looked over, and stock taken of the quantities, as in some localities many sorts die off more or less every year. Mint and similar kinds do well when divided and planted into well-manured and deeply-dug soil. Prepare ground for Asparagus, by deeply trenching and heavily manuring it; a quantity of sand and sea-weed is advantageous for mixing with the soil. The finest Asparagus we ever saw was from beds twenty years old, and the preparation was the rilling in of a ditch with all manner of garden refuse. Plant Cabbage in quantity. Bed Cabbage should be planted according to what is wanted for pickling. Large heads are not the best for pickling; we never had more useful pickling Cabbage than from what were sown early in March. Plant Potatoes from 2 to 3 feet apart, in rows, according to the strength of tops and richness of ground. Close planting is very injurious, and we think helps the ravages of disease by excluding light and air. Plant Jerusalem Artichokes: single rows, by sides of other crops, give the finest tubers; close planting with them is also a great evil.

Plant out Lettuce from beds which have stood through the winter; if sheltered by rows of Peas or Evergreens stuck in, they will be much safer. Look after slugs, and use lime or small ashes dusted about to keep them in check. Seakale may now be planted, the trimmings cut up into pieces a few inches long, and placed in rich ground: 2 feet between the rows, and 1 foot between the plants, will be enough. Rhubarb may be planted in rich ground, well trenched. Keep the crowns from frost, if they have been under protection before being planted. Rhubarb may be blanched, if necessary, by placing boxes or deep pots over the crowns. Cauliflower in pots should be planted out before the roots become pot-bound; protect with branches, earth up those under hand-lights: a layer of litter or old Mushroom dung placed over the roots will do much to protect them and keep out drought. Sow Basil, Sweet Marjoram, Tomatoes, Celery, and Tee Plant, in heat. Pot Tomatoes which were sown last month. Plant French Beans for succession as demand requires. Capsicums may be sown, and earlier sowings potted on, giving light, heat, and a little air when it is safe to open the lights.

Every part of the Kitchen-Garden should have an orderly appearance at this season of the year, and all crops should have the hoe or prong freely used among them.

M. T.