Thursday, November 15, 2007

Beet This!

Boston Daily Globe August 31, 1920

Jamaica Plain Lad Raises A Mammoth Beet

So far as reported to date, Joseph Hogan, aged 8, son of John Hogan of 34 Montebello road, Jamaica Plain, can claim first honors for raising the prize beet of the season. The vegetable, which is fresh from the garden which the boy cultivated and cared for in person, is equal to a cantaloupe in bulk, firm as a rock and just ripe for table service.

The seeds from which the beet was grown were procured by the boy from the sisters at the School of Our Lady of Lourdes, which he attends. His garden has also a variety of other vegetables, including sweet corn, which already exceeds eight feet in height.

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