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.
Our Correspondents. [A friend in Indiana, pleasantly writes:
"I was very much pleased with Mr. Harding's 'Under the Hawthorn,' which in this connection was doubly interesting to me. But the Monthly has such a splendid corps of contributors that every page is replete with information for all classes of readers, and I always think after reading each number, what a treat you must have, to be in correspondence with such entertaining and instructive gentlemen and ladies from all parts of the country, and most likely entire strangers, personally, to you".
Pleasant it is, and yet it has its dark side. It is unfortunately the case that there are but twenty-four hours in one day, and of these even six or seven must go for sleep. Hence, the editor's correspondence has to be very one-sided. Fortunately the great majority are tender hearted and kind, and write him dozens of letters to his one in reply. They know it is easier for a hundred persons to write to one than for one to write to a hundred. Yet the editor often wishes he could show his appreciation of his correspondents better than he does.