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Vegetables were quite important to the colonists as not only could they be grown and harvested, but they were also fairly easy to preserve -- through drying, pickling and other means -- thus ensuring a store of food when none other was available. Virtually every home had their own garden and each family grew their own produce
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This being a tuberous-rooted plant, with leafy stems from four to six feet high, it is alleged t...

This plant belongs to the variously-featured family of the order Liliaceae, which, in the temper...

Although these vegetables are not much used in this country, yet in France, and other Catholic c...

The geographical distribution of the order Saltworts (Salxolaceae), to which beetroot belongs, i...

These are only forms of the wild Cabbage in its cultivated state. They are both well known; but ...

When the Green Kale, or Borecole, has been advanced a step further in the path of improvement, i...

It is remarkable, that although there is no country in the world now more plentifully supplied w...

Several species of carrots are cultivated,--the red, the yellow, and the which. Those known as t...

The cauliflower is less indigestible than the cabbage; it possesses a most agreeable flavour, an...

This plant is indigenous to Britain, and, in its wild state, grows by the side of ditches and al...

The cucumber is refreshing, but neither nutritious nor digestible, and should be excluded from t...

This is the C. endivium of science, and is much used as a salad. It belongs to the family of the...

The smell of this plant is generally considered offensive, and it is the most acrimonious in its...

This belongs to the tribe Alyssidae, and is highly stimulant and exciting to the stomach. It has...

Green Kale, or Borecole: When Colewort, or Wild Cabbage, is brought into a state of cultivation,...

As in the case of the cucumber, this vegetable was bewailed by the Israelites in their journey t...

This is one of the acetarious vegetables, which comprise a large class, chiefly used as pickles,...

Like the cabbage, this plant was erected into an object of worship by the idolatrous Egyptians 2...

Parsnips are a valuable root, cultivated best in rich old grounds, and doubly deep plowed, late ...

It is supposed that the common gray pea, found wild in Greece, and other parts of the Levant, is...

It would swell this treatise too much to say every thing that is useful to prepare a good table,...

This is the common name given to the root of the Raphanus satious, one of the varieties of the c...

This is one of the most useful of all garden productions that are put into pies and puddings. It...

Also known as the Eschalot. This plant is supposed to have been introduced to England by the ...

This vegetable belongs to a sub-order of the Salsolaceae, or saltworts, and is classified under ...

Also known as Love-Apple The Tomato is a native of tropical countries, but is now cultivated ...

This vegetable is the Brassica Rapa of science, and grows wild in England, but cannot be brought...

Ed. Note: Vegetable Marrow is what is today commonly called Squash. This is a variety of the go...
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