Experiment against Nature
The photo (left) is associated with the original line drawing shown in the Magazine of Science in 1842. See page 171.
Old Experiments Revived
Right: The onion, on a light-blue Rimac Jolly vase, as originally seen in the book, page 174.
Three months later, as exhibited at the BBC Gardeners' World Live, NEC, Birmingham. The onion has grown to a height of 24in. (61cm) tall.
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