To have the vegetable garden well cropped, and to be otherwise creditable to cultivators, the work must now be carried forward in earnest : every opportunity should be turned to the best account in bringing forward arrears. Digging, trenching, and manuring of the ground, according to the requirements of the crops which are to occupy it, must now have prompt attention. Surfaces may be broken over finely preparatory for seeds; and when ground is fit to be trodden upon, the drills may be drawn, and the seeds sown and covered, using fine soil over the seeds where land is heavy and tenacious. Peas and Beans may be sown and planted out from frames, boxes, etc, on deep rich soil, and covered with rotten manure and loam. Plenty of room for the seeds, and the rows standing wide apart, are matters which will show themselves to advantage by-and-by. Sow kinds twice in the month which are termed second early in catalogues. Dickson's Favourite and Champion of England are always favourites; but soils change the character of Peas very much. Stake Peas when a few inches high. Jerusalem Artichokes should now be lifted, if not done, and the necessary quantity planted as formerly advised : single rows wide apart are generally suitable.

Globe Artichokes may be freed from rough manure, and the shorter portion forked in and mulch over the roots. Crowns, if at a crowded, should be reduced to two or three; but the intense frost may have destroyed many, and it may be necessary to procure young stock by sowing seed, - a system we have found as easy as any other in getting up plants. Asparagus may be sown on well-trenched, richly manured soil, in rows of 1 1/2 or 2 feet apart. Large Asparagus is produced by having the plants wide apart on deep rich soil, and abundance of liquid manure during the growing season. If small-growing crops are not to be grown on the surface, a sprinkling of salt may be scattered over, which will kill weeds and nourish the plants. A pinch of Beet for an early crop maybe sown towards the end of month. Cauliflower may be sown twice during the month. Plants potted or growing in frames may be planted in rich well sheltered ground. If they are planted between ridges they may be protected there : evergreen branches stuck among them are of service as protection. Those under hand-lights and protectors may be benefited by stirring the soil and mulching with rotten manure. Cabbage, Savoys, Kales of sorts, Brussels Sprouts, and other green crops, may be sown early in the month for first crops.

Broccoli of the early classes may be sown towards the end of the month. Lettuce and Radishes maybe sown between Potatoes or other crops, - the former for transplanting, and the latter to be off before the Potatoes shade them. Divide and plant Rhubarb : rich well-drained soil suits Rhubarb. Seed may be sown to raise stock. The main crops of Potatoes may be planted forthwith. Opinions as to time of planting vary widely. Some maintain early in March is best, others prefer the middle of April, We consider it the right time between those periods, when the soil is dry and warmed by sun-heat. Parsnips, like Onions, may be sown any time from end of February to beginning of April; the former on deep soil free from rank manure, and the latter on very strong rich soil. Parsley may be sown on early borders; and the plants which have been raised in pots, etc., and are ready to turn out, should get attention as early as possible. Successions of Spinach may be sown between bushes, Peas, or any other crops. Turnips cannot be sown with safety for main crops, but small patches may be sown every week on warm borders. Gentle hotbeds may bring them to a useful size, but very early sowings soon run to seed. The planting of Cabbage from store-beds may be done as early as ground is fit to receive them.

Though many crops have suffered from frost during the past winter - winter and early spring Broc-colis especially - the plots of young Cabbage are left in capital condition. Rosette Coleworts, which we were cutting from before frost came, are, with few exceptions, uninjured by frost, and quite tender and useful for present use. The forcing of vegetables is at this season a simple matter, but to neglect them causes a gap in the supplies: better to have some to spare than too few.

Asparagus (whether by lifting the roots or by glass and manure in the beds) should have constant additions made to the stock being forced. The demand can alone regulate the supply. A lightful started every week will give a moderate supply. It is seldom, when other things are plentiful, that it is relished every day. Give Potatoes in frames and pits plenty of air and light; only keep frost and cutting winds from them. When they are ripe in pots, they may be placed anywhere in safety from frost and wet till they are used. To have the use of pots and frames, we have often covered the tubers with dry sand or soil till they were used up. Orchard-houses are of much value for storing such things. More Celery may be sown in gentle warmth. Avoid letting the young seedlings suffer from drought and want of air. French Beans may be planted in pots or pits. The latter plan gives the best produce with least labour. Thin Carrots in frames, and allow neither them nor forced Radishes to suffer from want of moisture. We often allow warm showers to give them their supply of moisture. Capsicums may be potted off and grown on in heat, with plenty of light and air when suitable for the latter.

Ridge Cucumbers may be sown if they are to have glass protection till danger from frost is past; but towards the end of the month, or in April, is early enough for most purposes. Tomatoes should be treated with care till they are ready to plant out: seed may be sown for succession. Those under glass should not be shaded or cooled unnecessarily. Sea-kale may be covered in the ground to blanch it: fine soil, leaf-mould, or sand answers for blanching. If there is not room for Mushrooms in sheds, etc., ridges may be formed and spawned outside.

M. T.