Garden Vegetables, and how to Cultivate Them

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J. E. Tilton, 1866 - Vegetables - 355 pages
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Page 244 - Of three specimens from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in length...
Page 86 - Chaumantelle in shape, but narrow at the crown, and more compressed towards the stalk, about three inches and a half long, and two inches and a half in diameter. Eye small, open, with a very shut strigose calyx, slightly sunk in a narrow obtusely angular hollow.
Page 257 - ... three-fourths of an inch in length, and three-eighths of an inch in thickness.
Page 147 - The Kohl Rabi is a vegetable intermediate between the Cabbage and the Turnip. The stem, just above the surface of the ground, swells into a round, fleshy bulb, in form not unlike a turnip. On the top and about the surface of this bulb are put forth its leaves, which are similar to those of the Swede turnips ; being either lobed or entire on the borders, according to the variety. The seeds are produced the second year ; after the ripening of which, the bulb perishes.
Page 220 - Sow the seeds thick along the drills, at the rate of five or six pounds per acre, and rake them in evenly. * When the plants are two or three inches high, thin them to the distance of six or eight inches in the rows. They should be kept free from weeds, by regular hoeings through the...
Page 97 - ... of every fruit useless ; on the contrary, they are protected by a skin so thin and delicate, that they are subject to injury from causes which would produce no perceptible effect upon the melons of Europe. Their flesh is extremely tender, rich, and sweet, and flows copiously with a cool juice which renders them still more grateful. To these important qualities they in many cases add the merit of bearing abundant crops of fruit, the appearance of which is always extremely beautiful.
Page 245 - Then place them on large earthen plates, or dishes, and put them in the sun to dry, which will take about a week ; after which, pack them down in small wooden boxes, with fine, white sugar between every layer. Tomatoes prepared in this manner will keep for years.
Page 236 - The specimens tested were rectangular in outline, and from an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. These were dried in a water bath (temp.
Page 155 - Make the drills three feet apart, and an inch and a half or two inches deep ; and sow the seed thinly, or so as to secure a plant for each foot of row.
Page 244 - Pour boiling water over the tomatoes in order to remove the skin ; then weigh them and place them in a stone jar, with as much sugar as you have tomatoes, and let them stand two days ; then pour off the syrup, and boil and skim it until no scum rises.

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