Saturday, August 02, 2008


'Sow the principal spring crops this month. Cabbage and endive are best sown early in the month, and cauliflower and lettuce towards the end. Sow giant rocca and tripoli onions to stand the winter, hardy green-top stone and orange jelly turnip, and a final sowing of winter spinach. Give growing crops of celery, leeks, peas, beans, &c., liberal supplies of manure water where practicable.'
So says the thoroughly revised third edition of The Horticultural Notebook, 1914. I'm just off to the allotment to sow some turnip and radish seed.

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