Sow in shallow drills twelve to eighteen inches apart in April or May, dropping the seeds so that they will fall an inch or so apart When the plants have grown to the hight of about two inches, thin out, so that they will stand four inches apart. When the roots are three inches in diameter, they are fit for use. Of course they are used when much larger, but the younger they are, the more delicate and tender. The varieties cultivated are limited to a few:
A round, deep red variety, is the earliest.
A light salmon colored variety.
Later than either of the above, but best for general crop,
A long variety, beat for winter use. About six ounces of seed will give 300 feet of row; enough for ordinary use unless succession crops are wanted, then double the quantity will be required.