This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A New York correspondent says: " Do me the kindness to inform me what you would think of the application of human hair as a special manure to pear and plum trees in orchards. It occurred to me to-day that it must be full of the phosphates, and might have some value. Will it decompose readily without the use of some acid with it? Any light you can give will be gratefully received.
[Clippings of barbers' shops are found to be very indestructible unless treated first to a dose of sulphuiic acid. We should suppose it would be an excellent fertilizer so treated. - Ed. G. M.]