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.
A Boston correspondent says: "What reason is there one cannot use steam boilers to heat hot water pipes, as well as water boilers? Are there any steam boilers in use? What about electric light, do you use it? Could you have steam boilers to heat, and an engine to make electric light. You claim electric light would improve the flowers. There is a chance for invention."
[The electric light was found useful in England where they have little winter light. But Americans have all the light they need in winter. If to be used for any purpose in horticulture, it must be for some different purpose. - Ed. G. M.]