The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Chinese vegetable gardening

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798. The edible roots, according to the same authority, are the following :-the common potato, lately introduced, the sweet potato (Convolvulus Batatas), the yam, the beet, the carrot, the onion, garlic, three or four sorts of water-lily, four or five sorts of arums, turnips, radishes, ginger, turmeric, and bamboo.