This is a vegetable new to English gardens, but which is common in South Italy and on the Adriatic shore from Apalia to Taranto. It is supposed to have come from Catalonia, having been brought by emigrants from Northern Spain. In Italy, by July sowings, the numerous stems of the plant can be used the whole year through, in summer being made tender and eatable by covering with pots, etc., as Sea-kale is produced here. In our country its use must be limited to the spring, summer and autumn. Its consumption for only a short time is said to work wonders for those having weak digestion. - Gardener's Chronicle.