This section is from the book "The Gardener V3", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
Your seedling Tropaeolums, of the Lob-bianum section, are very pretty indeed, and show a marked advance, both in the depth of colour and size and form of the flowers, usually seen in this class. By all means bed them out, and let us see them when they are in full bloom. You cannot do better than get T. Lobbianum, Crystal Palace, Perfection, and Eclipse, to test your seedlings by, or any other good bedding kind. What we want is a real advance, not a mere supposititious one. Flower-gardeners are hardly aware of the value of the Tropaeolum as a bedding plant, or they would be seen much more frequently.