This crop with us during the past season has been a very abundant one. From the locality in which our garden is principally situated, we are rather later than usual in first commencing to gather; but when we do begin, we apparently have them in abundance, as we are favoured with a good medium for the production of good crops of most vegetables.

When making out our seed-list early in the year, I thought, from what I had seen formerly, that I could not do better than keep mainly to the good old-established kinds. I selected a quantity to that effect. The ground that we had under Peas was about a quarter of an acre; and, summing up the varieties, I find I grew between twelve and fifteen kinds.

Our early sowing was made up of Sutton's Ringleader and Carter's First Crop. From these we got a good crop for early work, so that it, as it generally is, was very satisfactory to get a good crop for the first. Our second sowing was of the same kinds, which, although good, was scarcely equal to the former, which was no doubt owing to some little difference in the border in which it grew. Our third sowing, which was the first of those sown directly out of doors - the two former ones having been reared in boxes in the houses, and in due time transplanted out - was of a kind recommended to me by a neighbour as the best early - viz., Maclean's Little Gem. "With the crop of this sowing I am not pleased, and it is one of the varieties I will not sow again, because I consider it worthless as a cropper. With our next sowing we began to crop the open garden-quarters - the former ones being confined to early borders; and I put in a quantity of Dillistone's Early, Early Auvergne, and Champion of England, so that their crops would come in regularly. "Well, from Dillistone's Early we had:he most splendid crop; so many of the pods were ready at one time that it was a great satisfaction to look upon such abundance.

The Auvergne followed, a good crop; and the Champion of England came up to its usual mark by producing a first-rate crop. Our next two sowings were made up principally of Hundredfold or the Cook's Favourite, and of the abundance of the produce of this variety I cannot speak too highly, for I think no one could have looked for a better crop. After the Hundredfold came what we had of the Australian or Mossy Pea. We had two good long rows of it, and when this was in blossom, it had the finest appearance of them all, there being nearly as much to appearance of the white of the blossom as of the green of the foliage. In due course it too produced a splendid crop; and as I am writing from memory, I believe it was questionable whether this variety or the Cook's Favourite was to bear away the palm as the best cropper. After the Mossy Pea we had sowings of Ne plus ultra and British Queen, both of which produced good crops; and as late Peas I believe they generally do so. Lastly, of any account, came Veitch's Perfection, which, although it was about average, did not do nearly so well as I have seen it, no doubt owing to the different piece of ground in which it was growing.

To sum up our opinion on the various kinds we grew: Sutton's Ringleader and Carter's First Crop, for early work, did well. Dillistone's Early produced splendidly in the open-garden quarter. Champion of England had a full crop. Hundredfold bore an enormous and continuous crop. The Australian or Mossy Pea, with its showy blossoms, produced a fine crop. Ne plus ultra and British Queen bore their usual good crops; and, lastly, Veitch's Perfection was about average, but I cannot say that it got a fair trial.

Most people interested in the production of a large supply of Peas will admit that the tall-growing varieties are the best croppers; and if the recipient is asked whether he will have a few finer-flavoured or a large quantity of ordinary caste, he will soon tell you which lot he will prefer. Robert Mackellar.

[We are surprised that Lynn's Black-eyed Marrow is not more grown. As a late Pea it is invaluable. - Ed].