During this month the main crops of Cabbages, for early supply next season, will be planted; and this being a very important crop, much care in preparing the ground, and attention when planting, are necessary. For a long time the young plants are liable to the attacks of grubs, slugs, etc. To keep up a supply all the year round requires a little forethought as to the time of sowing, and the demand in the kitchen alone can regulate the quantities to plant. The summary is this: trench well, manure well, keep hoe and prong often among the soil when plants are growing; use lime-water at the roots and round the necks of the plants two or three times, to keep off vermin (once is of little use); sow from February, in small quantities, each month, till June, then sow Colewort Rosette for au-tum and winter supply of greens. From the second to the last week of July main sowings may be made for planting in September, and to be kept in sheltered quarters for planting in February and March. Good kinds for first sowing are Early York, Little Pixie, and Barne's Early. For succession, M'Ewan's, and Enfield market; and for large size, Conqueror, and Waite's King. Many others are good, if they can be had true.

Some have good supplies of Cabbage from only two plantations - one in July for a September plantation (using early and late kinds), and in March to carry the supply on from September to the following season. In this case the stocks are allowed to sprout, taking off the bottom leaves as they begin to decay; and if the ground is in good condition, fine heads are formed. Some manure the ground, either by forking in the dung or by mulching on the surface; but from frequent sowings and planting the best produce is had. Where Strawberries are done with is a good position for planting Cabbage this month. The old Strawberries should be trenched down two spades deep, and if the bottom is poor when turned up, a good coating of manure, well decayed, should be placed under the top spade. The plants may be placed in neat drills a foot each way, and every alternate plant could be cut out for use when large enough, leaving a full crop on the ground; this economises labour and ground. The ground from which Onions are cleared is generally in good order for the autumn plantation of Cabbage. If Carrots have stood through the season, and are showing signs of being attacked by vermin, they should be lifted at once, taken to a cool place, and have a little straw thrown over them.

Cauliflowers will now be ready for planting in frames, pits, and under hand-glasses. Hand-glasses placed on a sloping border in a sheltered position is a favourite system of getting the first crop. The plants are planted more thickly than when intended to be left for a crop, but they can be thiuned out and planted in March: abundance of air is necessary, the tops being used only in wet frosty weather. This has been a fine season for late crops of Celery, as it delights in abundance of moisture; and should the weather set in dry, a good soaking of manure-water before earthing-up was done would give crisp produce. Early crops should be finished earthing-up. Late ones may be done as they grow, or all at once in October. Keep the hearts compact, and do not allow the earth to fall into them; dustings of lime among the plants will keep slugs away. Lime-water poured among the stems is a good practice. Plant Endive, and when ready for use it may be tied up to blanch. Pots or slates placed over the plants answer the purpose of blanching. Lettuce may be planted out in large quantities at the base of walls, on sloping banks, and other sheltered positions.

Seed may yet be sown to come in for a first plantation in March; thinuing the plants out when they are likely to become crowded is necessary; sow handy kinds. Leeks will now be much benefited by a good soaking of manure-water. The whole ground should be moistened, and where they are in drills earth should be drawn to the plants; blanching is always desirable with them. Onions may be lifted as soon as they are ready; they should be kept as dry as possible, clearing off all the tops, and selecting the finely-formed bulbs (suitable for keeping) from those to be used up first should have attention. Onions keep well when tied to sticks and hung up where they can be kept thoroughly dry and cool; when they are spread out they require to be turned frequently till their refuse is all thoroughly cleared away. Peas will now be in great abundance; late crops may require to be netted to keep them from the attacks of birds. French Beans and Scarlet Runners should have timely attention with protection, as frost may be expected; hoops and mats will save them from 5° to 6° of frost; frames placed over a healthy bearing lot will keep them far into the season. Spinach will require to be well hoed, and not allowed to become matted; water with lime-water for grubs.

A good store of Parsley should be on hand, and a lot in a position where protection can be given in winter. Potatoes for seed should be hardened in the sun before they are stored; medium-sized tubers are best for that purpose. Turnips to stand the winter should not stand crowded; keep the hoe going among them as long as can be done. Keep up sowings of small Salading. Protect Ghirkins; ridge Cucumbers and Tomatoes in time.

M. T.