This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. M. B., Fayette-ville, Ark., writes: "I noticed in the Tribune of some weeks ago a statement by the Agricultural(?) editor, that blue grass would not do well if sown in September. On the 20th of last September I put in three acres of ground that had been well prepared, about ten bushels of Kentucky blue grass seed, raked it in lightly and rolled. It is now a solid mass of green. Do you think I will have all this work to do over again!"
[Indeed we do not think you will have it to do all over again. It is strange how the idea ever prevailed that grass will not grow in the South. The writer of this has seen in Mississippi and Louisiana as good clover and grass as he ever saw in the North. In Arkansas he has seen grass growing, - though not as farm crops or as lawns, - but could see no more reason why it should not do in masses like these referred to, than as individual scattered plants. In the old times when little attention was given to anything but cotton, it was assumed that nothing but cotton and corn would grow in the South, but we feel sure that under intelligent guidance, suiting species as to locations and other circumstances the old time assumptions are groundless. - Ed. G. M].