Gardening for Profit: A Guide to the Successful Cultivation of the Market and Family Garden
by Peter Henderson
Edited by George DeVault
Trade Paper, 400 pages
The American Botanist
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
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This is the now out-of-print, and relatively rare, complete reprint of the 1867 first edition of of the classic work by Peter Henderson
, the Great-grandfather of Truck Farming in America. This edition also includes a history of market gardening in America," special selections from his garden and farm topics," and a rare biography.
We have used this title a lot over the years as a research tool. It gives some interesting insight into a pioneer seedsman and horticulture in the 19th Century. There are also descriptions of plant varieties from the era.