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.
W. C, Bel-videre, N. J., writes: - "I have sent you today, by express, a head of lettuce - Black seeded Simpson. Will you kindly express your opin-ion in your valuable Gardener's Monthly; that is if you think it's worth it? I think it the most valuable I ever grew. It possesses the good quality of standing so long before running to seed. I set these lettuce out between cauliflowers and peas. The sight was very striking before any were cut."
[The one plant filled a large nail keg, and was very crisp and free from bitterness. - Ed. G. M.]