What Vegetables Should You Grow?

Very good advice on choosing which vegetables to grow in your garden:

Grow those vegetables in which freshness is an important consideration. Beans, peas, Lima beans, sweet corn, and asparagus, for example, lose much if they are not cooked almost immediately after they are gathered. Potatoes, on the other hand, do not deteriorate rapidly, and as good ones can be bought as can be grown in the home garden. Moreover, potatoes occupy a large area in proportion to their yield and should not be grown in a small garden where the area is not sufficient to produce all the vegetables needed by the family. This is also true of sweet corn, peas, cucumbers, and melons. In other words, where the space is limited, those crops should be raised which produce large quantities on sjnall areas or which mature in a short time. Before making a plan of a garden, all of these matters should be considered.  (Source:  U.S.D.A., 1918)


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