by Max Akroyd

“I consider the kitchen garden of very considerable importance, as pot-herbs, sallads and roots of various kinds, are useful in housekeeping. Having plenty of them at hand, a family will not be so likely to run into errour, which is too common in the country, of eating flesh in too greater proportion for health. Farmers, as well as others, should have kitchen-gardens: And they need not grudge the labour of tending them, which may be done at odd intervals of time, which may otherwise chance to be consumed in needless loitering.”

Samuel Deane, The New England Farmer, 1790