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 value of little things was never better exemplified than in the career of Chapelier, the Frenchman, who collected all the crusts of bread thrown away in Paris, cleaned them, and put them up in nice little baskets for soups, etc., rebaking them carefully. He retired with a fortune of thirty thousand francs a year. He was a wit as well as a philosopher, and was never weary of saying that "human beings sometimes reasoned, but that they never failed to eat, and very often too-much".
Bees continue to be a fruitful subject for study. If a queen is removed from the hive, the bees select certain of the worker's eggs, or even young larva? two or three days old, the cell is enlarged, and a totally different food is supplied; the result is that in five days, less than would be required for a worker, a queen is hatched. The marvel is, so far, inexplicable, and without a parallel in all animal creation. The use made of bees in fertilizing a peach house, marks-the advance and use of scientific discovery. But what appropriate place does such a career find in a horticultural journal? We answer that there are many ways yet untried by which the products of land, and therefore gardeners may be turned to account, and it will be the pleasure and duty of "Notes and Queries " to point out several in future notices.
Gardeners should be interested in the curious replanting of teeth, now practised. Dr. Magitot, a Frenchman, has published full particulars of casesun which diseased teeth were taken out and the root operations of the periosteum was cut away and then were replanted, not transplanted, in the same socket, where after a few days or weeks, they became firm and serviceable. Out of sixty-three operations, in four years, five were failures. The pulling of teeth from one human jaw in order to plant them in another, is very far from being an accomplished fact. See the Odontological Society's Transactions, The Review of Dental Surgery, etc.