The collection of range of vegetables to grow should be for the most part influenced by those, which form one’s daily fare all through the season. Vegetables which are hardly ever purchased-unless it is because of there high price or scarcity-may not gainfully cultivated in the home garden.
But in the case of expensive products, gardening at home demonstrates its economic value as enabling one to coddle in otherwise impossible luxuries. Plainly, then, one should do in abundance vegetable gardening of which most consumption is made.
There will be a demand for vegetables gardening which comes earliest in spring-rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, lettuce, and such quick-growing things; and for vegetables which may be stored in the basement to increase the variety of the winter larder potatoes, parsnips, carrots, squash, and the like in gardening.
Sweet corn, beans, peas, and beets, especially those for early greens, cabbage, cauliflower, and tomatoes, will be vital summer products, which must be provided for in vegetable gardening.
A little study of the various vegetables will show the period at which they are in season, and the distance apart they should be planted, and this data will furnish the necessary information as to quantity of seed or number of plants required for a given area in the home garden.
The collection of range of vegetables to grow should be for the most part influenced by those, which form one's daily fare all through the season.