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.
Eighth annual meeting at Barnesville. This publication contains, among other valuable chapters, a list of fruits which are adapted to the climate and soil of the state, on the plan of that adopted by the American Pomolog-ical Society. There are also a number of essays having a special bearing on the Horticulture of Georgia. We note in one by the late L. E. Berckmans, on Hedges, that support is given to the idea of running a few strands of barbed wire on temporary posts for Osage orange plants to run through eventually, and we have no doubt this idea will become universal. We cannot second the recommendation to have double rows of Osage orange plants one foot apart, and set zig-zag or alternately. Osage orange like other plants are often benefited by keeping down weeds among them for a year or two, and hoeing cannot be done well in a double row. It is much better to have but a single row six inches apart, than two of twelve inches. Plants are cheap, and for fear a few may fail here and there, we should plant a single row, four inches apart.