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.
Mr. J. Paget, gardener to J. Donald Cameron, Esq., of Harris-burg, Pa., sends us a brace of cucumbers that reminds us of the good old times of England's gardeners, when skill was measured by what a gardener could do in the way of forcing fruits and vegetables at any season of the year. These were 22 inches long, slender and as delicate and crisp as a cucumber could be. Many people cannot eat cucumbers, and no wonder when the strong, seedy things so often used are set before them. Such as these - and the first week in May - the most delicate would not refuse.