The following table gives approximately the time for cooking various vegetables. The time will in some cases vary, owing to the quantity to be cooked, the state of the fire, and for other unforeseen reasons.

Boiling

Asparagus

20 to 25 minutes

Beans (string, or shell), ....

1 hour

Beets, new

1 hour

Beets, winter

4 to 5 hours

Cabbage, young ...........

30 to 45 minutes

Cabbage, winter

1 hour

Carrots

1 hour

Cauliflower

30 to 45 minutes

Celery

20 to 30 minutes

Corn, Green

5 to 8 minutes

Hominy, fine..............

1 hour

Hominy, coarse...........

2 hours

Macaroni

20 minutes

Oatmeal, rolled

30 minutes

Onions

30 to 45 minutes

Parsnips

45 minutes

Peas

15 to 20 minutes

Potatoes

20 to 30 minutes

Rice

15 to 20 minutes

Spinach

20 to 30 minutes

Squash

20 to 30 minutes

Tomatoes

15 to 20 minutes

Turnips, new..............

35 to 45 minutes

Turnips, winter

1 to 2 hours