Soil is second in importance to market. A gardener is more likely to succeed with a poor soil and a good market than with a good soil and poor market. Favorable soil conditions, though, are exceedingly important and should be carefully considered in selecting a location. The sandy loams, with porous subsoils insuring thorough drainage, are undoubtedly the most valuable for a general line of cropping. Proper physical composition is of greater importance than the chemical character, for it is a simple matter to apply the required amounts of plant food, while it is expensive, if not impracticable, to make radical changes in the physical properties. Practically all good agricultural soils will, with proper treatment, produce fair crops of most classes of vegetables.