A virtual garden of yummy goodness is what this vintage, 1890 vegetables drawing was designed to showcase. Gardeners were being shown by the Peter Henderson & Co. seed catalog that they too could grow everything from “Big Boston Lettuce” to “Yosemite Mammoth Wax Bush Beans.”
A bit of advertising was included in a card in a middle of all of the plants in this vegetables drawing. You could easily edit out the text to insert your own. All of the vegetables shown are numbered and identified. How many can you identify? I’ll give you a clue, there’s 12 of them.
Can you guess all of the vegetables in this vintage black and white drawing?
Here they are with their original cultivar names.
1. New Pea, “Blue Beauty”
2. Henderson’s New Bush Lima Bean
3. Henderson’s White Plume Celery
4. Henderson’s Intermediate Carrot
5. Banquet Musk Melon
6. Henderson’s Snowball Cauliflower
7. Golden Custard Squash
8. Henderson’s Succession Cabbage
9. Yosemite Mammoth Wax Bush Bean
10. Early Ruby Tomato
11. Rapid Forcing Radish
12. Big Boston Lettuce
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.