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 is a pity that Dr. Grant should ever have adopted for the name of his grapes one so much like Isabella as Israella. The first for sundry i-easons has been abandoned, so far as I know, by cultivators in this region. The latter though not much of a grape, ripens its fruit better, yet when it is referred to the compositor is almost sure to transpose it into Isabella.
When I suggested kerosene as a remedy for the Colorado beetle, I should have added that it is most readily applied when the beetles first appear in the spring. If they are kept in check three or four weeks, the crop of potatoes is safe, though the bugs multiply largely subsequently.