Timothy, - - - - - - - l peck.
Herds Grass, - - - - - - 1 bushel.
Orchard Grass, - - - - - 2 bushels.
Rye Grass, - - - - - - - - - - 2 bushels.
Lucerne, - - - - - - - - - 8 pounds.
For a pasture for grazing, the following mixtures of seed would be found excellent, viz: 6 pounds of clover seed, 1 peck of herds grass, and half a bushel of Orchard grass seed - or 6 pounds clover, half a bushel of rye grass, and half a bushel of tall meadow oat seed.
"The first edition of "The Young Gardener's Assistant" has been favourably noticed in France: - "One of the leading articles of the Annales de l'Institute Royal Horticole de Fromont, is a long notice of "The Young Gardener's Assistant," by Mr. Thomas Bridgeman, of this city. The editor, Le Chevalier Soulange Bodin, speaks of the little work in very commendable terms." - New York Farmer.
Extract of a review of this work in the Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, etc, published by Hovey & Co., Boston:
"The work is written in plain language, easily to be understood by the young beginner in gardening, who will find it a great help; and its value, even to the experienced person, is by no means of an ordinary character. It is adapted to our climate, and unlike compilations from English works, the novice is not led into disappointment by following the rules there laid down, as he generally is. when following the advice of the latter. We repeat, that as far as the book pretends, it is worth all others of A Similar Character That Have Ever Been Published In This Country; and its cheapness should place it in the hands of all new beginners."
"No work ever published has been so studiously written to give plain useful information. By being arranged in the form of a catalogue, you can turn in a moment to any name you desire, where the time of sowing, depth, soil, after treatment, etc etc is clearly defined. The Calendarial Index, giving a summary of work for every month, is itself worth the whole price of the book, and must have cost the author much research and laborious thought. Mr. Bridgeman is not a theorist, but is in the daily practice of what he writes, and of course well qualified to direct all beginners in the profitable and delightful employment of cultivating a garden, 'a profession and an employment for which no man is too high or too low " - Genessec Farmer.
"It will, we are persuaded, be found, what the writer intends it shall be, generally useful to such as may wish to superintend, or take the management of their own gardens.' Mr. Bridgeman is a gardener himself, in the Bowery road, and his directions are therefore applicable to our climate - an advantage of no little moment." - American.
"Among the plants for the cultivation of which 'The Young Gardener's Assistant' contains directions, are a number of culinary vegetables not generally introduced in the United States. The introduction and successful cultivation of useful foreign vegetables add to the resources of our country. We recently saw, for instance, in Mr. Bridgeman's garden, several varieties of Broad Beans, Vicia faba, in a most vigorous and thrifty growth. They occupied a clayey spot of ground that was not suitable so early in the season for any other vegetable. They put forth a beautiful blossom, and would serve as an ornament for the flower garden." - New York Farmer.