Giant Radishes (1822)
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Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
October 9, 1822 Page 4
Large Radish - The garden of Walter B. Hudson, Esq., in Shirleysburg, has this year produced an abundance of Radishes of great magnitude. One was taken up indiscriminately from the bed and measured in length eighteen inches, its circumference, twenty-two and one half inches, and its least, thirteen inches. This species of Radish is solid and red to the heart. In the same garden, Beets are not growing, of which a great number measure twenty-two inches in circumference. - Huntingdon Advocate.
Vineyards in Pennsylvania
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
April 28 1824
Now is the proper time to set out Grape Vine cuttings. In York county large Vineyards are planted and planting. Mr. Eichelberger has several acres in flourishing vines; and the experience of last year shows that they may be made profitable. Indeed, we may have wine as pure, and nearly as cheap, as cider.
Cuttings may be obtained of M'Mahon & Co. 13, south Second street, Philadelphia. Ground having a southern
exposure should be chosen for them. The following directions are worthy of attention. Make the earth mellow; if
rich, the better, if not, lime it well, and manure it when you can. Mark out your ground in squares of six feet,
at each corner driver down a stake 4 feet long, firm in the earth, make a hole with a spade, near a foot deep,
lay your cuttings a little sloping and so deep that the second bud from the top may be on a level with the surface,
drew the loose earth round it which press with your foot lightly. Chester and Delaware may be as renowned for their
delicious fruit and pure wines, as they are for fine fat meats of all descriptions. - Village Record