FIELD AND GARDEN VEGETABLES
FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF NEARLY
ELEVEN HUNDRED SPECIES
AND VARIETIES; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR PROPAGATION, CULTURE,
BY FEARING BURR, JR.
BOSTON: CROSBY AND NICHOLS,
117, WASHINGTON STREET.
BY FEARING BURR, JR.,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the
District of Massachusetts.
PRINTED BY JOHN WILSON AND SON, 5, WATER STREET
Though embracing all the
directions necessary for the successful management of a
Vegetable Garden, the present volume is offered to the
public as a manual or guide to assist in the selection
of varieties, rather than as a treatise on cultivation.
Through the standard works of American authors, as well
as by means of the numerous agricultural and
horticultural periodicals of our time, all information
of importance relative to the various methods of
propagation and culture, now in general practice, can be
regard to the characteristics which distinguish the
numerous varieties; their difference in size, form,
color, quality, and season of perfection; their
hardiness, productiveness, and comparative value for
cultivation,—these details, a knowledge of which is
important as well to the experienced cultivator as to
the beginner, have heretofore been obtained only through