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.
People often say to themselves,"I hardly know what benefit a horticultural paper is to me," but like the air and sunlight, we get innumerable blessings we are hardly conscious of. In England they have a Gardener's Benevolent Institution to care for poor old gardeners who are unable to help themselves: and the singular fact has recently been developed that of every thousand whom the society has assisted 943 never subscribed a cent to a horticultural paper. It is clear, therefore, that it is not being extravagant on horticultural literature that will ever send a man to the poor house.