Punch, 4 (1843), 194.
Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Chemistry
Agriculture, Chemistry, Horticulture, Societies
The article probably alludes to the recently founded Agricultural Chemistry Association of Scotland. Participants at the spoof meeting exchange their solutions to agricultural problems, which turn out to be more trivial than the title of the society suggests. Reports that the chairman of the meeting, Professor Grubemup, boasts that medical men are now preferred to gardeners as garden experts. Contributions include that by Kidney Tatur whose cure for 'Sleepy Apples' is to water them with 'an infusion of green tea' and to 'let the branches be well shaken'.
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