This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A London correspondent says: "Window-gardening is fortunately not confined to a class. It is vastly on the increase among the poor, and in many a side street and alley now green leaves and modest flowers are nursed and coaxed and petted, to try and make them ' grow up good.' The local schools, in many places, have fostered and encouraged the nurseries, and by offering prizes have provided a humanizing and a useful employment for many a pair of little hands that might otherwise have yielded to mischief. Today (Saturday) the Aldenham Street Sunday-school has a grand children's flower show for the young gardeners of Somers Town, and in many other districts the pretty idea is being carefully worked out".