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Formerly it was the custom for gardeners
to invest their labors and achievements
with a mystery and secrecy which might
well have discouraged any amateur from
trespassing upon such difficult ground.
„Trade secrets„ in either flower or
vegetable growing were acquired by the
apprentice only through practice and
observation, and in turn jealously
guarded by him until passed on to some
younger brother in the profession.
Every garden operation was made to seem a wonderful and difficult
undertaking. Now, all that has changed. In fact the pendulum has swung,
as it usually does, to the other extreme. Often, if you are a beginner, you
have been flatteringly told in print that you could from the beginning
do just as well as the experienced gardener.
My garden friend, it cannot, as a usual thing, be done. Of course, it
may happen and sometimes does. You might, being a trusting lamb,
go down into Wall Street with $10,000 and make a fortune. You know that
you would not be likely to; the chances are very much against you. This