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.
Our publisher calls our attention to an agricultural paper, which " continually steals boldly and unblushingly from our pages;" of course the Editor has noticed this also, but we try to soothe the publisher's troubled soul by reminding him that wherever there is a full corn-crib, rats will flock around, and a stray chicken pick out a grain or two between the bars, in spite of all the owner can do. It is hardly worth while bothering with these vermin. Those who happen to read both papers despise the thief, and those who do not read ours and do read the others are to be pitied.