Southern or southeastern exposures are preferred for all types of vegetable gardening. The fuel bill is lighter in greenhouse work and the outdoor crops are earlier. A sunny slope dries off and warms up earlier in the spring and makes planting possible sooner than on ground sloping to the north. Winds are not so severe on southern slopes. This point is well worth considering, for there will be less breakage of sash, crops will not be whipped and injured so much by the wind and less soil moisture will be lost by evaporation. In addition to these advantages it is more pleasant to live and to work on southern slopes.