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.
It should be one of the missions of the press to give encouragement to enterprises that are calculated to supply unsup-plied wants, for there are many people who feel that they could earn a living if they knew of something that was wanted. There are wants unsupplied. Some years ago a barber seeing the scarcity of leeches, made a pond in his garden and commenced the raising of these useful creatures, with little success, however, for he did not know how. A Baltimore man undertook to supply the market with terrapins, brought to him in thousands from every quarter. He supplied a great want and succeeded. Thus commenced the canning of oysters, now grown to immense dimensions. A Delawarean cans turkeys successfully, a New Yorker has a crawl for sea turtles, and succeeds. Soup made from green turtles and terrapins are now sold in cans.