There has been a discussion in English magazines, extending over a year, as to the proper treatment of asparagus. It is well known that unless plants have the benefit of some foliage during the year, the roots get weak and the plant dies. If we were persistently to cut every sprout of asparagus as soon as it appeared during the whole season, there would be no asparagus next year. The usual plan is to cut all that is worth cutting and leave the small stalks, technically called the " sprue " to grow on. The foliage left to keep the plants going towards the end of the season, is therefore from the small refuse stalks. So far as we can gather as the results of the English correspondence, the best results have been obtained by leaving one good stalk to grow up - say, about a foot apart in the bed - placing a stick against it as a mark to prevent accidental cutting off, and then cutting out all the small "grass." It is said that by this method enormous stalks appear next year, provided the soil is as rich as it ought to be for asparagus.