THE advantages of gardening as a source of health, recreation and profit are being recognized more and more with every year. It has been taken up by clever and capable people as a livelihood, and shown to be extremely profitable.
The up-to-date farmer recognizes its value as a profitable adjunct to more extensive operations.
Thousands who have been compelled by ill health to give up active business life have been restored to strength and self-support by contact with the bountiful earth.
The wonderful results thus obtainable are now too well known to be questioned anywhere.
But there is another vast field open for gardening, the development of which is still in its infancy.
It possesses wonderful and largely unrealized possibilities for busy men and women who dwell in towns and cities, or their suburbs — who live, in the main, sedentary lives, with little time for recreation.
Many persons so situated are deterred from taking up gardening by the fear that it will necessitate too much hard work, or a large amount of land or expense.
Nothing need be farther from the truth. In fact, no hobby or recreation returns a larger interest in proportion to the original investment.
With proper care, vegetables and flowers more than repay any outlay on seed, plants, fertilizer, tools or other accessories.
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