This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
By David F. Day, of the Society of Natural History. This is probably the first local catalogue ever issued, which gives mosses, lichens, algae, and fungi, and is really a complete list of the members of the vegetable kingdom. Another departure is, that instead of the old "twenty miles" round, we have a radius of " fifty miles," which is a tribute to the steam travel of the day. A large number of the plants are emigrants, while the natives seem to be getting on the "rare" list. It is unquestionably the best local catalogue ever issued.