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.
W. F. Bassett, Hammon-ton., N. J., writes : " If I understand what you call 'Bag, or Drop Worm,' I think you are in error on one point. Some of the cocoons are doubtless empty, but others are full of eggs for next year's crop, and if all of them are carefully collected now and burned, there will be none next year; as the full-grown cocoons are, from their color and size, much easier seen than the small ones, this comparatively leisure season is a much better time to destroy them than summer".
[Mr. Bassett is right. The statement was one of those unaccountable slips sometimes made for which there is no excuse. - Ed. G. M].