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  • Growing Kale

    Growing Kale

    Jan 22, 2012 1:05

    KALE Brassica oleracea sabellica Kale or borecole is a class of plants that belongs to the Cabbage family, which form neither...

  • Growing Horseradish

    Growing Horseradish

    Jan 20, 2012 0:37

    Horseradish.–Widely used as an appetizer, Horseradish is a kitchen-garden vegetable, that is usually planted in some...

  • Growing Garlic

    Growing Garlic

    Jan 20, 2012 0:34

    GARLIC   Allium sativum   This is a perennial plant, from the south of Europe. The root is composed of from ten...

  • Growing Endive

    Growing Endive

    Jan 18, 2012 0:16

    Endive.–One of the best fall salad vegetables, being far superior to lettuce at that time and as easily grown. For...

  • Growing Egg-Plant

    Growing Egg-Plant

    Jan 18, 2012 0:13

    Egg-plant.–The egg-plant has never become a popular home-garden product in the North. In the South it is better known. Unless...

  • Growing Cucumbers

    Growing Cucumbers

    Jan 18, 2012 0:12

    Cucumber.–The custom of putting down cucumber pickles in the home kitchen is probably passing out; but both the pickling...

  • Growing Water Cress

    Growing Water Cress

    Jan 13, 2012 2:41

    Cress.–Two very unlike species of plants are grown under the name of cress,–the upland-cress and the water-cress....

  • Growing Corn

    Growing Corn

    Jan 13, 2012 2:39

    Corn, sweet or sugar.–This is the characteristic American table vegetable, and one that every home-gardener expects...

  • Growing Chives

    Growing Chives

    Jan 13, 2012 2:37

    Chives.–A small perennial of the onion family, it is normally used for flavoring. It is propagated by division of the...

  • Growing Collard greens

    Growing Collard greens

    Jan 10, 2012 2:28

    Collard Greens.–This is a name given to a kind of kale, used when young as greens; also to young cabbages used in the...

  • Growing Chervil

    Growing Chervil

    Jan 10, 2012 2:24

    Chervil.–The chervil is grown in two forms,–for the leaves, and for the tuberous roots. The curled chervil is...

  • Growing Chicory

    Growing Chicory

    Jan 10, 2012 2:20

    Chicory is grown for two purposes,–for the roots and for the herbage. “Barbe de capucin” is a salad made...

  • Growing Swiss Chard

    Growing Swiss Chard

    Jan 8, 2012 21:16

    Chard, or Swiss chard,–is a development of the beet species characterized by large succulent leafstalks instead of...

  • Growing Celery

    Growing Celery

    Jan 8, 2012 21:13

    CELERY Apium graveolens Celery a biennial plant and grows naturally by the sides of ditches and near the sea, where it rises...

  • Growing Celeriac

    Growing Celeriac

    Jan 8, 2012 21:10

    Celeriac.–A form of the celery plant in which the tuberous root is the edible part. The tuber has the celery flavor...

  • Growing Cauliflower

    Growing Cauliflower

    Jan 8, 2012 1:02

    CAULIFLOWER Brassica oleracea var The Cauliflower, like the Broccoli, is strictly an annual plant; as it blossoms and perfects...

  • Growing Carrots

    Growing Carrots

    Jan 8, 2012 0:58

      CARROT   Daucus carota   The Carrot is a half-hardy biennial. It is indigenous to some parts of Great Britain,...

  • Growing Cabbage

    Growing Cabbage

    Jan 7, 2012 23:45

    CABBAGE Brassica oleracea capitata The Cabbage is a biennial plant; and, though comparatively hardy, will not withstand...

  • Growing Brussels Sprouts

    Growing Brussels Sprouts

    Jan 7, 2012 23:02

    BRUSSELS SPROUTS Brassica oleracea var Brussels sprouts are a hardy, slow-growing, long-season vegetable and belong to the...

  • Growing Broccoli

    Growing Broccoli

    Jan 7, 2012 23:01

    BROCCOLI Brassica oleracea var In its structure and general habit, the Broccoli resembles the Cauliflower. Between these...

  • Growing Beets

    Growing Beets

    Jan 7, 2012 22:57

      BEET   Beta vulgaris   The Common Beet, sometimes termed the Red Beet, is a half-hardy biennial plant and...

  • Growing Beans

    Growing Beans

    Jan 7, 2012 22:55

    Bean.–Every garden grows beans of one kind or another. Under this general name, many kinds of plants are cultivated....

  • Growing Asparagus

    Growing Asparagus

    Jan 7, 2012 22:53

    ASPARAGUS Asparagus officinalis Asparagus is a hardy perennial plant. It rises to the height of five feet and up, with a...

  • Growing Artichokes

    Growing Artichokes

    Jan 7, 2012 22:50

    Artichoke.–The artichoke of literature is a tall, coarse perennial of the thistle tribe, producing edible flower-heads....