KNOT GRASS. A weed-like plant (Poly gonum, avicul are); also a Holcus, which produees bulbs ou its roots.
ED. Polygon7111G. There are many varieties of polygonum, including buekwheat, wild (false) buekwheat, knot-grass, smart weed, water pepper, ete., and all worthless to the farmer, except the eultivated buckwheat (Polygonum fago pyrum).
Bcassieu c(culq-Rapa. A vege table partaking of the nature of the turnip and cabbage, and hence sometimes called turnip cab bage. The leaves resemble the Swede turnip and it is peeuliar in the bulh-like swelling above ground, which is the edible part. It is in great repute among our German population, and grow ing in favor among all classes, especially sinee the attacks of the eabbage eaterpillar, has rendered that vegetable a precarious crop: The vegetable is fit for use when half grown. If allowed to attain its full growth it becomes hard and stringy.
It is eooked by being sliced and boiled like the turnip, and resembles both the cabbage and tur nip in flavor. The seeds are sown for the earliest crop in a eold frame, and thence transplanted in rieh soil, in rows eighteen inehes apart hy twelve to fifteen inehes in the row. When raised for feeding stock, the seed should be sown in May, in rows two feet apart, the plants to stand twelve inches in the row. For family use in winter the seed is sown in June and tbe plants set out when large enough. They are kept by paeking in dry sand. The eultivation is precisely like that of -cabbage. The Early White Vienna may be sown for family use, and for stoek, the large white or the large purple, which sometimes grows to a weight of eight or ten pounds.