Before filling up every portion of ground (with the view of having abundance) it may be necessary to look in advance of the present time, so that the necessary space may be left for crops which come and go quickly. Among these are Spinach, Lettuce, and Turnips. Spinach and Lettuce often do well between winter crops, and are off without doing much harm to the latter. Where ground is scarce, many a makeshift has to be made to keep up the necessary supplies. Arranging kinds together which are likely to be used up at the same time, will simplify the management materially. For instance, late Celery and Leeks adjoining each other, Brussels Sprouts and Kale, late Broccolis kept separate from early kinds, and so on, give large breadths of ground which can be worked all in a piece - of course changing the crops to fresh ground as far as can be done. Main crops of Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Broccoli, Savoys, and Cauliflower may be planted as they become fit. Those pricked out will lift with nice fibry roots, and be more manageable than others left to take their chance in seedbeds. Sow Cos Lettuce in larger breadths, and if the ground is well prepared with manure they will do well thinned out to a foot or 15 inches apart.

Cabbage Lettuce is used chiefly for culinary purposes, but with many Cos kinds are used for all purposes, and are very superior to the Cabbage kinds for salad. Rich, moist ground, and in a measure shaded, is the only way to secure fine produce at this season. A good breadth of cabbage may now be planted for autumn use. Where the early supplies are cut and left to sprout, it will improve them much by having the ground well broken with a fork, manure allowed (if plentiful), and a good soaking of water given. Frequent planting gives the most tender produce. Celery may be planted in the ridges as soon as the plants are ready. Lifting as much soil as the roots will carry is not labour lost, and often prevents "bolting." The roots squeezed into hard round balls is an evil to be avoided. This plant can hardly be overwatered, especially if pond water is used. Liquid manure is not necessary till the plants are growing, and then it may be given freely. All crops should be thinned in time, and judiciously, as formerly advised. When planting is done, the roots should be moderately fastened instead of the collars of the plants, as is often done by inexperienced hands. Sow more Peas at regular intervals as demand requires. It is better, for late sowings, to use earlier kinds; they come in more quickly.

Mulching and watering may now be necessary, especially on poor shallow ground. Timely staking should have attention, and top in those which are growing vigorously above the stakes. Longpod and Broad Windsor Beans may still be sown if required. French Beans and Scarlet Runners may be sown on a sheltered position. If early frosts should set in during August, the crops are less liable to injury; this is more applicable to northern localities. Radishes and all other salads should be sown every few weeks, and well watered and shaded by mats till they are above ground. Early Horn Carrots and Onions for drawing young may be sown as demand requires. Endive may now be sown for a full crop. Batavian and White Curled Moss are very useful kinds. Use the pronged hoe or fork freely among Potatoes. If "earthing up" is practised, it should be done before the tops are likely to be broken. Covering over any tubers which are too near the surface is all the "earthing up" we give. It will soon be time to plant retarded Kidneys or other kinds which are to give a supply of young Potatoes from November to February. They should be planted in good ground which can be protected from frost at the proper time.

We have found the middle of June a good time for this system of Potato culture in Scotland, and the middle of July in the south of England. Some of the finest Potatoes and the worst ever seen are produced in this way. To have them dry and mealy, glass lights, canvas over hoops, or some other means to keep them dry late in the season, are necessary; and when the tops are down, dry litter will keep them right till dug up as they are wanted. Covent Garden growers generally allow them to take their chance, and cover them when cut down with frost, but their produce is seldom first-rate. Plant, train, and regulate Tomatoes, and ridge Cucumbers as they grow; mulch and water the roots with tepid water as they require it; expose them from protection gradually to air; stop the Cucumbers when strong enough, and regularly above the fruit, and prevent them from becoming matted. Weeds and hard unbroken surfaces should be seen nowhere, and every crop, when done with, cleared off, turning the empty space to account at once.

M. T.