This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Country Gen-tleman explains that its paragraph, at p. 38, to which we referred in our March number, was not really intended for "neglected" orchards, as stated in the paragraph, but as a covert hit at the theory of culture in grass. This explanation surprise* still more than the original statement; for what possible connection there can be between an orchard well cultivated with grass, corn, or potatoes, and one neglected and uncared for, whether"grassy" or otherwise, it is hard to see. We repeat that no sensible man expects to get good fruit from a neglected orchard, whether in Michigan, New York, or anywhere else.