If weather should be wet, and snow lying on the ground, the usual course of digging and trenching may be suspended till the greater portion of the snow is gone, and the surface dry enough to walk on. Soil turned down wet and in a puddled state is very injurious, especially if the land is heavy. There is always plenty of work in such weather - such as making of pease and other stakes, cleaning any choice seeds, looking over roots and onions in store, keeping all clear from decay. We have known snow and manure turned into dry gravelly ground together, and prove advantageous. Get manure wheeled on to vacant space requiring it; but this should be done judiciously, and only where it is required. Rank manure may be trenched down, but well-rotted material may, as a rule, be more serviceable when placed under the top spit. Plenty of ground will now be cleared where early broccoli, carrots, and other roots have grown. An arrangement made what is to occupy it next season is of primary importance, and manure may be given accordingly. It is a good system to arrange contemporary crops as much together as possible. As examples, leeks, parsnips, and celery on the same plot will allow a large space to be cleared and prepared at one time.

Beet, carrots, and second crops of potatoes do well to be placed together; but circumstances often prevent us doing what we consider " systematic." Economy of labour and of ground are always important matters. A good coating of soil, such as road grit, thoroughly decayed leaf soil, sand, rotted trimmings of walks, etc., is often more suitable for land than heavy dressings of rich manure. Deep trenching suits all crops, whether the season be very wet or extra dry. Where chalk or lime can be easily got, it may be judiciously used on heavy land.

Some of the more important matters at this season are protecting vegetable crops from frost and damp. Celery which has grown freely may be very tender, and should be protected with a coating of dry litter or fern spread among the tops; but when thaw sets in, the covering should be placed in heaps, leaving the celery clear to the milder weather.

Cauliflower, Lettuce, and Endive plants should be freely exposed when weather is mild. Fresh dry air is beneficial to all plants under glass protection. Where French Beans have had lights placed over them, and it is still worth while to look after them, great care is necessary in excluding frost and damp. Ours, which have been thus protected, are still affording pickings; but others forced in pots, and planted out in pits, are now plentiful, and the frames may be used for early Potatoes. Carrots, Radishes, Asparagus, etc. Keep up regular supplies of these as far as means will allow and demand requires. But, as we have before mentioned, it is false economy to keep up supplies of these forced things when other important crops or plants have to suffer in consequence. Where there are means and labour, large demands are easily met. Potatoes may be potted for planting out in frames; let them sprout under cool treatment, using light soil, and scarcely covering the eyes. Those forcing in pots should be kept thin in the tops, and have plenty of air, and be kept near the light. Those which are planted out late in July, and protected when frost sets in, and well matured, are much finer than those forced in pots, or the watery things grown in boxes of earth in cellars.

Radishes may be sown between the rows of potatoes when planted out in beds. Early Frame, French Breakfast, and Short-top are three of the best for early work. Take up Chicory, Seakale. Silesian Beet, and Rhubarb, and place them under warmth in the dark to force and blanch. When they are kept in an out-of-the-way spot, the old system of covering them on the ground with pots or boxes, thickly coated with manure and leaves, answers well. This should be beside the manure heap, where Vineries, Peachhouses, or other structures, are at work, and heated from 55° and. upwards answers admirably. For Khubarb, under the stages of stoves and forcing-pits are capital positions; and in towns where no gardens exist, good Rhubarb is often grown in boxes placed in sculleries, etc. Hard driving with heat at this season does much mischief, and sacrifices the finest qualities of the crop. Tomatoes in pots require similar treatment to potatoes. Keep them thin, and allow plenty of air; stop the shoots above the fruit. Those which have given us supplies since May are again started into free growth, and fruiting abundantly. They are on the back of melon pits, rooting through the bottoms of the pots into the melon soil.

Autumn-sown plants are now in fruit on back of an early peachhouse now closed, andstrings of those from outside hung up in warm dry sheds, etc, are ripening; but the disease met with in so many places is doing some damages here also. Mushrooms are generally abundant at this season; but they are often said to be a "mysterious" crop. A friend visiting us the other day, said he never in his experience failed with Mushrooms. We regretted that we could not say the same, as we had failed at times under the best attention, and at other times had superabundance, when no attention whatever was given, and the latter is our experience at present. Horse-manure, neither wet nor dry, and full of ammonia, mild warmth, soft healthy loam for covering the beds, and, above all, good spawn, which has not run in the cakes, may be said to be the sum and substance of some of the volumes written by some of our most successful mushroom-growers. Where they are grown on ridges of manure, shaped like long potato pits in the open ground, they should be kept dry, if possible; and boarded covers are useful for this purpose, placing them over the litter. The success of some market men by these simple means is astounding.

Keep up salad by frequent sowings; but Mustard and Cress should not be kept close and warm after it has grown a little. Get all operations advanced which are likely to help labour in the busy season. Box edgings may be renewed, and walks repaired when weather will allow. The herb ground may be trimmed and put in order, and the usual herbs may be lifted under protection and for forcing. Mint, Tarragon, Sorrel, and Fennel, are generally what are used in a green state, and kept growing in a mild warmth.

M. T.