It is gratifying to notice that an increasing interest and importance are being attached to the superior culture of vegetables. And it is high time, for certainly our horticultural societies have given them the cold shoulder most completely, while they have treated all other horticultural products with a generosity which they are beginning to find does not pay them. "We are therefore gratified to find that at the great show to be held at Nottingham vegetables are to be an especial feature; and the Messrs Carter, Dunnet, & Beal of London offer the following prizes to be awarded at the meetings of the Royal Horticultural Society during 1871: -

All Vegetables to be grown by bona fide Gentlemen's Gardeners, or Gentlemen Amateurs, without forcing, in the open ground.

May 17

For the best dish of Carter's first crop Pea (1 peck), 1, 10s.

For the best dish of Early Peas, not first crop (1 peck), 1, 10s.

June 7

For the best three dishes of Peas (to include "Alpha" and "Invicta"), i.e., Early "White, Early Round Blue, and Early "Wrinkled Peas. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.

June 27

For the best collection of vegetables, including Laxton's Supreme, Carter's Hundredfold, Laxton's Quality, Dwarf Waterloo, and two other varieties of Peas. First prize, a silver cup or 10; second prize, 2.

July 5

For the best six dishes of Peas, to include Laxton's Supreme, Carter's Hundredfold, and Laxton's Quality. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.

July 19

For the best collection of vegetables, to include three dishes of Peas (including Carter's Imperial "Wonder and Laxton's Supreme), Carter's improved Garnishing Parsley, and Carter's Giant White Cos Lettuce. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.

August 16

For the best collection of vegetables, to include Carter's Champion Runner Beans and three dishes of Peas (including Carter's Imperial Wonder and Carter's Wonder of the World. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, Is.

September 6

For the best collection of Onions, to include the New Giant Rocca of Naples, Giant White Tripoli, and Neapolitan Marzagole. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, Is.

September 20

For the best collection of vegetables, to include Carter's Dwarf Crimson Celery, Carter's Dwarf Mammoth Cauliflower, New Giant Rocca Onion, Kohl-Rabi, three dishes of Peas (to include Carter's Imperial Wonder), and Carter's Perfection of Beets. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.

October 4

For the best collection of American Potatoes, six varieties. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.

November 1

For the best collection of Potatoes, to include Carter's Ashtop Fluke, Cambridgeshire Kidney, Red-skinned Flourball, and Carter's Main Crop. First prize, 3, 3s.; second prize, 2, 2s.; third prize, 1, 1s.

For the best dish of Carter's Main Crop Potato. Prize 1, 1s.

December 6

For the best collection of vegetables, to include Carter's Little Pixie Savoy, Scotch Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Carter's Garnishing Kale, Parsnips, Scorzonera, Salsafy, and Leek. First prize, 2, 2s.; second prize, 1, 1s.