This vintage book contains a comprehensive handbook on farm crops, being an encyclopedia of common crops with information on cultivation, history, varieties, land preparation, weeding, propagation, pests and diseases, harrowing, and much more besides. Although old, the information contained within this volume is timeless and will be of considerable utility to modern farmers and allotment owners. Contents include: "Wheat", "Wheat - Continued", "Oats", "Barley", "Rye and Maize", "Flax, Hemp and Rape", "Peas", "Beans", "Tares, Vetches, Lucerne, Sainfoin, and Clover", "Potatoes", "Turnips", "Carrots", "Parsnips", "Cabbage, Kohl-Rabi, Beet, Mangold-Wurzel, Hops, Grasses", et cetera. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865) was an English editor, journalist, and writer. Her most famous work is her first book, "Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management" (1861). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on agriculture and agronomy.