I notice the remarks in your last number of the Genesee Farmer on the planting of strawberries. I have made trial of planting at all seasons, and of all other periods I prefer the month of August for this State and all north of it, and September for the States further south, and October for the extreme South. During the present month, which has been one of uncommon heat; I have had at least fifty new beds planted, and I have not lost a single plant We dip the roots in a puddle and water the plants as soon as set, and turn a flower pot over each, during the day, in the small beds, and spread mats over the large beds, removing them all at evening. This is continued for fire or six days. The prominent advantage of planting thus early is, that the plants become well established before cold weather and considerably increase in number, and you are sure of a fair crop the ensuing season. Wm. R. Panics. - Flushing, L. J.

Strawberry Planting #1

We consider spring the best season for setting strawberry plants on a large scale, but the work may be done at almost any season when the ground is open, free from frost, and you have the plants in condition. The common practice of obtaining plants grown in the open air from the runners of this year, and setting them out with a simple watering, and no after-protection, more often results in death of the plant than a vigorous growth. On a large scale we consider it unwise to plant at any season of the year except the spring; but amateurs, gardeners who wish to renew their beds, and those who desire to obtain and plant new sorts for testing,' can do so now, or any time before frost sets in, with all chances of success. Having first prepared the ground, if you are to use the ordinary grown plants from runners of the current year, procure and plant as soon as you can; and as you set each plant drench it thoroughly with water (if set in a dry time), so that the whole ground will be saturated ; then immediately cover the whole ground with some kind of mulch, either straw, new-mown grass, coarse manure, etc., at least four inches thick, covering all but the crown of the plant. Such practice will, ninety-nine times in a hundred, result in success.

But a better course for those who desire to renew beds at this season, or any time this fall, or for those who are about to test new sorts, is to procure pot plants that have this season been grown in the pot from the first formed runners. This practice is now quite general, we believe, with most nurserymen, and especially with those who have choice or new sorts to send out; so that an order can be forwarded and filled, the plants received, and set out without regard to weather. To those who do not know it, we will say that the young plant is taken from the parent even before it has formed, outwardly, a sign of a root; it is potted like a cutting in a small pot of good but light soil, largely of sand, and placed in a frame, and shaded, watered, etc., as with an ordinary cutting. It soon takes root and grows freely, so that even if not transplanted until quite late in the season, it is safe to grow and fruit some the next year, provided it is well mulched for winter protection.

Won't you give us your Name and Address? - In the June number of the Horticulturist a few very cogent remarks are offered on the advantage of writers appending their proper names and places of residence when they communicate their experience to the public. The party desiring this reform in the conduct of your magazine is known as a respectable nurseryman and fruit-grower, and if the writer does not err, he published his own experience on the management of peartrees some years ago in circular form. In doing so he placed us under a great obligation to him. Having had something to do with writing for horticultural journals for the past fifteen years, and being somewhat conversant with the pleasures and difficulties attending voluntary contributors, I would add my testimony to your own on the impracticability of the course desired by your friend. The first thing that the publication of the name and address of your correspondents would entail upon the unwary individuals would be a crowd of trade circulars, specimen copies of back numbers of all struggling rural journals, from the large and imposing journal of horticulture to the latest country farm paper. Our country is wonderfully smart in such matters, always on the lookout for the main chance.

Oh, no! we must still lie under the cover of the Editor's honor, hoping at some future day to creep out of the tub, like Diogenes of old.

"Young Diogenes".