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.
Mr. James Hogg says in the Rural New Yorker: " The season after they are planted each plant will throw up several shoots; these are to be shortened back the ensuing spring to within six inches of the ground; and then for the ensuing five or six years the growth of each year is to be shortened back to twelve inches, making the hedge five and a half or six and a half feet high at the end of the term." We should be glad to have the experience of our readers as to the best way to treat hedges. The 1 subject is a very important one.