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.
By E. M. Pendleton. M. D. Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture in the University of Georgia. 2nd Edition. Published by A. S. Barnes & Co., New York.
This is one of the most useful works of this class, published in this country, - and should be in the library of every intelligent farmer and gardener. It treats of the anatomy and physiology of plants; of meterology; of soils in their relation to physics; chemistry of the atmosphere; chemistry of plants; chemistry of soils; fertilizers, and animal nutrition. Not the least interesting is the appendix, which gives a complete history of all the leading agricultural plants including cotton and other Southern staples.
The author has drawn on foreign investigators chiefly for his facts. Prof. Kedzie, of Michigan, and President Clark of Amherst, and Mr. Rave-nel have each a single reference; and Prof. S. W. Johnston is quoted in a few instances. The main reliance is chiefly on the results, often contradictory, of foreign workers. We doubt very much whether some of the positions assumed would find unhesitating support in this country; and consequently, the practices deduced from these principles sometimes become questionable. In the present state of our knowledge, however, no person can write a book like this and have its teachings as unquestionable as a work on geometry would call for; and the weak points we have referred to, do not in the least detract from the value of the book, which we hope will find itself in the hands of all our readers.
Landreth's Rural Register; Vice's Flower and Vegetable Garden - deserve more than a passing notice, on account of the immense amount of useful information they contain. The latter is an especially beautiful production, and is a great credit to the American trade.