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 Persian poet, Jami, thus answers the question, " What shall the harvest be?"
One was asking of a teacher, ' How a father his reputed
Son for his should recognize?" Said the master, " By the stripling, As he grows to manhood, growing Like to his reputed father,
Good or evil, fool or wise".
So the disregarded Darnel,
With itself adorns the wheat-field,
And for all the vernal season
Satisfies the farmer's eye; But the hour of harvest coming,
And the thrasher by and by; Then a barren ear shall answer,
" Darnel, and no wheat am I!"