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.
One of the most impartial discussions of the relative merits of the different plans of cultivating orchards that we have read for some time is in the Rural Home, of Rochester, N. Y., of August 26. The advantages claimed for grass culture and clean culture are fairly stated, and it concludes with the following, which is the pith of the whole subject:
" How to keep up the fertility of orchards at the least cost is, perhaps we may say, the most momentous question that confronts the orchard-ist, and one to which we purpose to give further attention."