If any vegetable is grown in a family garden, it is almost certain to be the Tomato. Hundreds of people who have only a few feet of ground at their disposal, manage to cultivate a dozen or two of tomato-plants, though they may have nothing else; so well is it known that I think few of my readers will require to be told much about its culture. The Tomato will grow anywhere, and under almost any circumstances, provided always that it has the necessary high temperature; it is essentially a plant of the Tropics, and need never be sown in a hot-bed here before March, or planted in the open ground before the middle of May. When cultivated in private gardens, the tomato-vine should always be provided with some sort of trellis, or be tacked up against a fence or wall. By this treatment, not only will a heavier crop be obtained, but the flavor will be better; when the fruit rests on the ground it has often an inferior flavor, particularly when eaten raw, and is also more apt to decay. A few dozen plants usually suffice for an ordinary family, and if there are no hot-beds or other glass ar- rangements on hand, the plants had better be purchased, as they are sold cheaply everywhere. The favorite varieties are the Trophy, Champion Cluster, and Conqueror.