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.
The Natal Mercury, speaking of the South African Diamond Fields, says that next to diamonds, potatoes seem to be the dearest thing, £6 10s. having been given for a bag of them. At this rate, however potatoes are still considerably cheaper than carats. - Punch.
Plant doctors, according to the Scientific American, may become a necessity; the editor advocates such a profession, and thinks we already have made a beginning when we bore the bodies of trees with gimlets and insert sulphur, and so on. Who will become the first D. P. plant doctor?