This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Some of our Western co-temporaries referring to practices in orchard culture in some places, take occasion to remark that a practice good for one place may be bad for another. This is exactly the doctrine the Gardener's Monthly has always taught, both in orchard culture and every other practice in horticulture. Practical articles, that is to say articles defining the practice of any individual, are always of great value, not for exact imitation, but as hints. No two locations have precisely the same circumstances; common sense and experience make successful fruit growers.