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.
A good correspondent is still wicked enough to tempt us to envy. He says: " Since I saw you I have been round the world. The flora of the East, rich as it is, and novel to us much of it, does not compare with our own as a whole, - not even on the foot-hills of the Himalayas, where I expected to have found something remarkable indeed, from what I had heard and read. The famous Banyan tree near Calcutta, is indeed, worthy to be a temple of all the gods, if not indeed far too good for any that I found enthroned about those parts".