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.
There seems a great want of intelligent reporting in some of the published proceedings of societies. In a large number of cases notices of the discussions might be left out entirely for all the good they are. In many instances it is apparent, from the contents, that the speakers never said what is reported of them, or that the most important has been left out. Before us is one of these reports. Mr. A. is asked if he " will favor the meeting with his experience on the strawberry grub?" Mr. A. is made to reply that he "has had considerable experience with the strawberry grub. Has also used coal ashes to a considerable extent on his strawberry beds".
Of what possible use is a report like this ? And yet it is not much below the average of much that is given us.