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.
One of the great innovations in horticultural literature by the Gardener's Monthly at its establishment was the introduction of numerous small paragraphs instead of making up the whole magazine of a few long and exhaustive articles. It is always well to have a few of these, and we take care to always have some complete essays on various topics. It is interesting to note that though we give an honored place to these, there are still a great variety of smaller paragraphs. In a recent issue where we had to give place to some lengthy matter on the extremely important topic of steam heating, the number yet contained ninety-eight headed paragraphs. A correspondent was curious enough to compare our magazine of that issue with a popular European one, and after allowing for differences of typography found that it would take thirty-seven pages of the European to give as many paragraphs as we gave in ihirty-two.
But we note in all serials - agricultural, horticultural and scientific - there is this commendable tendency to pithy paragraphs. People have not time for dissertations in these days. They look for the greatest number of facts in the fewest possible words.