Dr. Nichols, of the Boston Journal of Chemistry, made an analysis of the ash of home cuttings of a Black Hamburg Grape vine, with the following results: Potash, 29 parts in 100; phosphate of lime, 19 parts in 100; carbonate of lime, 13 parts in 100; soda, 3 parts in 100 ; magnesia, 4 parts in 100 ; with small quantities of iron, manganese, silex, etc. The fruit evaporated to dryness, and ignited to obtain the ash, gave of - potash, 34 parts in 100 ; phosphate of lime, 11 parts in 100; carbonate of lime, 9 parts in 100, with small amounts of earthy substances. From these results he finds mineral food, which the vine and its fruit require in the largest quantity, is, first, potash; second, phosphoric acid; and, third, lime. For a border of thirty vines, at least a barrel of-bone dust and six to eight of ashes should be used; about three pounds of Epsom salts (sulphate of magnesia) and five of sal-soda (carbonate of soda) will be required for each barrel. A layer of soil should be placed between each two layers of the bone, ashes and lime.

The layers of ashes should be thicker than of the bone dust.