Today is the birthday of inventor Marcus McNaught, and the day that Mother Briar published her seminal work. It is the Feast Day of St. Gaetano, and in the garden, the vegetables must go.
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A fairly effective solution to the disposal of blighted vegetables is cited in Gensfleischius’ “Malleus Agricolarum” (1648): “A six foot deep pit is to be filled with quicklime, and the cursed greens laid therein. All gourds and pompions must be pierced with an ash stake; then the Requiem said over them three times, and the pit turfed over. This nearly always does the trick, or so I have been informed.”Permalink