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Cabbages and Cauliflowers: How to Grow Them A Practical Treatise, Giving Full Details On Every Point, Including Keeping And Marketing The Crop   By: (1827-1910)

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New York State College of Agriculture At Cornell University Ithaca, N. Y. Library

Cabbages

and

Cauliflowers:

HOW TO GROW THEM.

A PRACTICAL TREATISE, GIVING FULL DETAILS ON EVERY POINT, INCLUDING KEEPING AND MARKETING THE CROP.

[Illustration: Cabbage Head]

BY

JAMES J. H. GREGORY,

ORIGINAL INTRODUCER OF THE MARBLEHEAD, DEEP HEAD, WARREN, ALL SEASONS, HARD HEADING, AND REYNOLDS CABBAGES.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1889, by JAMES J. H. GREGORY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

CONTENTS.

PAGE OBJECT OF TREATISE 1

THE ORIGIN OF CABBAGE 1

WHAT A CABBAGE IS 2

SELECTING THE SOIL 4

PREPARING THE SOIL 5

THE MANURE 6

HOW TO APPLY THE MANURE 8

MAKING THE HILLS AND PLANTING THE SEED 11

CARE OF THE YOUNG PLANTS 16

PROTECTING THE PLANTS FROM THEIR ENEMIES 18

THE GREEN WORM 22

CLUB, OR STUMP ROOT, OR MAGGOT 24

CARE OF THE GROWING CROP 29

MARKETING THE CROP 30

KEEPING CABBAGE THROUGH THE WINTER 32

HAVING CABBAGE MAKE HEADS IN WINTER 39

FOREIGN VARIETIES OF CABBAGE 43 45

AMERICAN VARIETIES 46 60

SAVOY VARIETIES 60 63

OTHER VARIETIES 63 67

CABBAGE GREENS 67

CABBAGE FOR STOCK 69

RAISING CABBAGE SEED 73

COOKING CABBAGE, SOUR KROUT, ETC. 75

CABBAGE UNDER GLASS 76

COLD FRAME AND HOT BED 78

CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, KALE AND SEA KALE 81

CABBAGES AND CAULIFLOWERS.

OBJECT OF THIS TREATISE.

As a general, yet very thorough, response to inquiries from many of my customers about cabbage raising, I have aimed in this treatise to tell them all about the subject. The different inquiries made from time to time have given me a pretty clear idea of the many heads under which information is wanted; and it has been my aim to give this with the same thoroughness of detail as in my little work on Squashes. I have endeavored to talk in a very practical way, drawing from a large observation and experience, and receiving, in describing varieties, some valuable information from McIntosh's work, "The Book of the Garden."

THE ORIGIN OF CABBAGE.

Botanists tell us that all of the Cabbage family, which includes not only every variety of cabbage, Red, White, and Savoy, but all the cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and brussels sprouts, had their origin in the wild cabbage of Europe ( Brassica oleracea ), a plant with green, wavy leaves, much resembling charlock, found growing wild at Dover in England, and other parts of Europe. This plant, says McIntosh, is mostly confined to the sea shore, and grows only on chalky or calcareous soils... Continue reading book >>




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