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.
As in our country, so in the old world, government printing is slow work, and it seems slow work to read in 1882 of what was reported on a year ago. On reading this admirable report, one cannot help wishing we had such a garden in our own country. Great attention is given to the examination and exact determination of the various economic vegetable products which from time to time appear, with careful suggestions as to how these may be made to aid English interests. This report is especially rich in information about the various kinds of India rubbers and gums of that class.