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.
J. B., Fredericton, N. B., sends another chapter, which as it would occupy several pages, we are sorry we cannot find room, as there are some good points in it. For instance, he notes that in a large number of English nurseries, a great number of gardeners are found employment until they have situations. There is very often really nothing for these men to do. It is thought to be the nurseryman's ultimate interest to take care of them, and in such cases it is no object whether they make sticks or labels by hand or not. The main point of J. B's. article is that circumstances alter cases. That it is not whether the way one thing is done, pays better in one place, than the way the same thing is done in another place, but whether each plan fits in better with the separate machinery for the whole business. The true way to judge of the value of different methods in different countries is to judge of the profit each makes on the whole investment. J. B. believes, for instance, that if John Bull invests one thousand pounds in a nursery or a vegetable garden, he would make just as much proportionate profit as one with American progress would do on five thousand dollars, and use sixty yards of string, or make labels by hand in the bargain.