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My Handkerchief Garden

My Handkerchief Garden

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Excerpt from My Handkerchief Garden: How It Began

There are people so constituted that they cannot see anything remarkable in a paper of seeds. A seed is potential wealth - bran new wealth that does not exist, but waits the partnership of nature and the gardener. Seeds are about the cheapest thing in the world. At wholesale a cent will buy a hundred seeds of lettuce. An acre of ground, if managed by a man who knows his trade, will produce in one season 40,000 heads of lettuce. New York will calmly eat every head at three cents each and cry for more. You would probably pay at the store five cents a head or $2,000 for the lot.

Oh! Figures can be made to say anything.

Think so?

All the same, you and I and the rest of the folks do pay $2,000 to somebody for that yield of lettuce many times over every spring.

It's quite true the actual grower may not get it all. He seldom does and thereon might be written a tale of woe that would move the world to tears had it not, poor world, been listening to the gruesome story for about seven thousand years. There are problems in social economies so old that they have lost the power of speech. This is one of them, and it was in our handkerchief garden we dug up a great truth that may help to solve this very problem. It was a dusty old truth and smelled of the earth, yet, by decking it out in a few sprigs of pungent parsley, and framing it with the enticing lettuce, the persuasive pea, and the inspiring cauliflower, I hope to set it forth as a dish worthy the intelligent readers grateful digestion.

A garden is a queer place.

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