The rather indefinite name of "sprouts" is given to this vegetable about New York. It is sown here in September, in rows one foot apart, treated in every way as spinach, and is ready for use in early spring. Four ounces of seed is sufficient to sow 300 feet of row. Two varieties of this, but little grown here, are the "Scotch Kale," or "Curled Greens," and the "Dwarf German Greens." The former is of a deep green color, the latter bluish purple, both varieties are much curled, almost like parsley. The seeds of these are sown in May, and transplanted in July, just as we do late cabbages, at distances of two feet apart each way. These "Greens," of either variety, when touched by frost, are the most tender and delicate of all the cabbage tribe, and it has always been a matter of wonder to me, why their cultivation has not been more general in this country. In Britain they are used very extensively as a winter vegetable. The most popular German variety is Purple Borecole. The most popular English variety is Cottager's Kale, very hardy and profitable, more weight being grown of it in the same space than of any other variety.

Fig. 71 . - Egyptian Beet.