First published in 1824, this volume contains a comprehensive guide to growing cucumbers and melons, focusing on the best methods of propagating and promoting their growth. Written in simple, clear language and packed full of invaluable tips from an expert, this book is not to be missed by market gardeners or anyone with an interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home or on an allotment. Contents include: "The Cucumber Seed-bed for October", "The Fruiting Frame for Early Plants", "The Seed-bed for January", "On the Culture of the Late Cucumber", "On the Hand-glass Cucumber", "Dimensions of the Boxes and Lights for Early and Late Cucumbers", "On the Culture of Early and Late Melons", "Dimensions of the Boxed and Lights for Ditto", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.