National Geographic : 1914 Jan
00 A QUIET CORNER IN A GARDEN OF EDEN Photo byILehnert and Iandrock "A Frenchman has a trial garden where one-half is planted by the old Arab method, the other half according tothelatest American and French agricultural methods. He also uses chemical fertilizers, for this particular garden has been-cultivated since theRoman occupation, and the ground probably has never been fertilized. The result of his work appears like magic. Palm trees planted four years ago and fertilized have grown as large as Arab palm trees ten years old" (see text, page 132).