January 21, 2015
It is at this time of year that we turn to the root crops to supply the table with our chief sustenance and there is no root as useful to this purpose as the turnip.
Turnips have been grown for untold thousands of years having arisen from its wild progenitor somewhere between … Continue Reading »
January 13, 2015
With the colder weather of mid-winter our selection of greens are greatly reduced except for those grown in frames or stored in trenches in the ground.
Cabbages are particularly eligible for the latter treatment and it is a common practice among market gardeners in London as explained by Mr. Miller in The … Continue Reading »
January 7, 2015
We have spoken over the past several weeks of kales, coleworts and endives, but I fear we would be remiss if we did not also consider that most tender member of the sallet tribe, the lettuce.
It is, without a doubt, the most indispensable of all the greens for as Mr. Stephen … Continue Reading »
December 30, 2014
The crisp days of early winter are a celebration of greens and there is no finer member of this verdant fraternity of leafy vegetables than the various forms of endive. However, it is only in modern times that the proper management of this herb has rendered it fit for gentleman’s tables. … Continue Reading »
December 19, 2014
Now that we are experiencing nearly nightly frosts the kale, or coleworts as the ancients term it, are at their finest.
There are a number of varieties of this most useful green, but one in particular has garnered much attention and admiration by the modern gardener. Unfortunately it has also accumulated a surplus … Continue Reading »
December 10, 2014
I am happy to announce that Emily Nelson has joined us as Garden Apprentice. She has traveled from the far western territory known to the natives as Idaho where she completed an academic course in the Natural Sciences and now resides, with her family, in the city of Williamsburg.
We were first introduced … Continue Reading »