This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
B. F. S., Lawrence, Kansas, says: "Am this day in receipt of a letter from my friend, who owns the farm where the Walnut stands which I have written you about. He says he measured it a few days ago, and that its girt is six feet four inches one foot above the ground, and last year it bore twenty bushels of walnuts, worth thirty cents per bushel."
[There is no more valuable tree to plant than the black walnut in alluvial soils. In these it grows very rapidly, and will make good timber in comparatively few years. But it is not a tree for poor land. Of course, few trees like poor ground; but the black walnut is certainly one of the worst. All the walnut and hickory family are valuable timber trees, but always in the richer soils. - Ed. G. M.]