For the last nine years we have planted out our forced Strawberry plants in a systematic way, for a main crop of fruit, and have never in one instance failed in securing a most abundant crop. I am aware it is a common practice to plant out forced plants as a kind of auxiliary crop, most dependence being placed upon the permanent plantations; but where Strawberries are forced in any quantity, I would advise the planting of them out in a regular way for a supply of fruit for preserving and other purposes. Such plants bear excessively the first year, and never fail. The second year they will bear a heavy crop again, but after this they should be trenched down. Besides, the plants are soon enough if they are planted out in August. We follow our second early Potatoes with the Strawberries, and have been as late as September in finishing, but the last-planted plants bore just as well as the first the following season. Our practice is to put the plants out in a sheltered corner as they have done bearing: if the pots are wanted, the plants are turned out and the balls packed closely together, filling up the crevices with a little fine soil, and in this way they are left till they can be planted out, not forgetting, in the mean time, to water them abundantly.

If the ground has been manured heavily for the Potatoes, it is just dug over and the Strawberries planted at the same time, 18 inches apart between the plants, and 2 feet between the rows. This is ample, for forced plants do not make such growth as permanent ones: neither do they root deeply, for which reason they are somewhat apt to suffer from drought; but a thick mulching of half-rotted stable-litter put on early in spring prevents any risk of this kind, and works little less than a miracle in swelling off the fruit and promoting the general health of the plants. We have often gathered more than a hundredweight of Black Prince from a piece of ground of less than half the extent that permanent plants would require to produce the same, for we plant this variety (forced plants) 1 foot apart between the plants, and 18 inches between the rows. Last year we began planting about the middle of August, and the plants are now perfectly smothered with bloom, and the forced plants of 1871 are but little behind them. I ought to state that when the plants are put out, the old leaves which have been developed in the forcing-house should be shorn clean off, and the balls should be buried as deeply as is possible without burying the crowns altogether.

Plants of which the surface-roots are left exposed to the air never do so well. J. Simpson.