This strawberry bed was, perhaps, thirty-five or forty feet long, and an oblong-square - the earth a stiff, yellow clay. It had been well prepared, by manuring, before the plants were put in it, which was done in the fall. The variety was Felton's improved Albany Seedling. They were planted in rows, at distances of four and a half inches, the rows being one and alhalf feet apart. Manure was put around the roots, which were then covered with tan to one and a half inches in depth. In the spring all the weeds were kept away, and the runners cut off until the plants were done bearing fruit. Tan was also placed between the rows, to prevent the berries from touching the ground.

This bed yielded ten bushels in one year, when well attended.

A lady having read, that if strawberry plants were out down in July they would increase in productiveness, tried the experiment on her own bed, and found it true. A sister of this lady, residing in New York, owned a bed of fine strawberry plants. During the summer, they were eaten off by some straying sheep. She supposed the plants were killed, and proposed replanting them; but did not. In the spring they came up again, and produced an extra crop of berries.

Perhaps the cropping checked the tendency of the strawberry to throw its roots out of the ground; which, if - unprotected in winter, must reduce the vitality of the plant. A. G.

Beading, Pa.