ii. Gardening in Hindostan (Hindustan ï¿½ India), as an Art of Culture
755. The culture of vegetables, in India and other countries of the East, belongs more to what may properly be considered agriculture than to gardening, since it is performed in the open fields, and by the same class who raise the staple commodities of human subsistence. The culture of rice, of the palm tree, and of the sugar-cane, which supply almost the whole of the food of all ranks, will be found noticed in our Encyclopï¾µdia of Agriculture, and we shall therefore here chiefly confine ourselves to some notices respecting botanic gardens and floriculture.