All operations we recommended to be performed last month may be carried forward without delay. A good start with rough work before the winter sets in will tell favourably throughout the whole season, and the great advantage of having ground work done early will be in favour of vegetable growing. We know that many grow good vegetables on un-trenched land; but we also observed that the same growers would grow finer quality on land which has been well trenched. Protection for crops should now be at hand, and ready when circumstances may call it into use; and a change to severe weather may be expected at any time, and will tell all the more severely after such a damp and sunless season. Celery (if strong and luxuriant) may be easily destroyed by frost. In damp localities it suffers worst. A quantity of dry litter or fern answers well for protection; but should be taken off when the storm of frost is past, as the damp which it would harbour would rot the plants. Asparagus-beds should now be made clean; but we question the propriety of covering the beds with "good manure" at this season, as recommended by many writers. "We have seen more mischief from the roots rotting by heavy autumn covering than from any other cause.

We prefer manuring the beds as the roots are about to become active and search for food. Wholesome manure and dustings of salt will then be of great service. Broad Beans are sown by some at this season for early work. Protection from mice, etc, must be given by dusting red-lead, hellebore powder, chopped furze, or some other material to keep off the vermin. Peas also can be sown in dry sheltered borders this month for chance crops; and this is necessary where there are no means of raising crops under glass for spring planting.

Brussels Sprouts, all the Cabbage tribe, Broccolis, etc, should be cleared of all decaying leaves, as when snow falls they become offensive, if nothing worse befalls them. Broccolis which have made strong growth, and are drawn up, may be laid down with their heads to the north; those which are short in the stalk and sturdy will be as well standing as they are. Any Walcheren or Granger's now turning in should be protected from frost and dashing rains, which discolour them. Litter placed among Broccoli will act as a protector to a considerable extent. Carrots and all other roots may be stored if not already done. Pits answer well for carrots and beet; they can in all respects be treated as potatoes. Globe Artichokes may have soil thrown up round their collars, or litter placed round them. In very wet localities it is well to lift and pot a number of the suckers, and they can be planted out in spring in well-prepared ground.

Jerusalem Artichokes may have some litter thrown over the roots, so that they can be dug out when wanted in frosty weather. Cauliflowers under lights may have plenty of air on every favourable opportunity; the surface between the plants should always be kept free from weeds, etc, by stirring it frequently with a pointed stick. Cauliflower-heads turning in quickly may be placed in a cellar or outhouse, and kept dark. They often keep good for weeks when lifted carefully and the roots preserved entire. Chicory may be lifted and placed in a mild growing temperature where it can be kept dark; a few roots taken in every week will keep up a supply. Lettuce fit for use may be lifted and placed in a frame; with the roots entire, and kept dry and airy, they will be fit for use for weeks to come: a frame placed over a bed of them is a useful system of keeping them from severe weather. Salsify and scorzonera may be treated as parsnips, digging up a portion to afford supplies during frosty weather. Tomatoes may now be gathered, and hung up in dry quarters to ripen. Those in pots for winter and spring supply should not be allowed to set too many fruit. Keep them growing steadily with plenty of light and air and gentle bottom-heat. Draw earth over Turnips to keep them from severe frost.

Get a quantity of Asparagus in a frame or pit on warm leaves or manure for forcing. Keep up successions of French Beans, Radishes, Rhubarb, and Seakale, as may be required: cover the latter with manure and leaves if no warm house or cellar is at command. Mushroom - beds may be made once a fortnight or monthly, according to their size and the quantity required. Have the bed neither very wet nor very dry. But under the best treatment they often fail, and often do well without almost any attention; keep down wood-lice. M. T.