This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"Gardener," Pottsville, Pa., inquires: "What is the secret of growing one million bedding plants under 40,000 square feet of glass, as this gives twenty-five plants to each square foot?" When in England last, in 1877, the writer was astonished at the immense number of bedding plants turned out from places with comparatively little glass. In one case 25,000 plants were employed and there was but one small greenhouse, and a few frames. In this case, we saw that an immense number were set out of cutting boxes, direct to the beds. The manner of doing the work at Hollywood, would certainly form an interesting chapter.