3 DECEMBER 1948, Page 14

In the Garden We have, of course, compared especially with

the Americans, a very narrow taste in vegetables ; ,and even if delectable rarities are seen in a shop no one will buy them. And we narrow the use of severaL One of these is the purple-leaved Cabbage, which is usually reserved for pickling. It is also, according to a specialist in the production of village produce, an excellent vegetable (cut into small chinks-and conservatively cooked). It is good for soups. It is also one of the very best additions tO a winter salad, sweet and flavouisome when well washed, stripped of its hard central ribs, and finely sliced. Lettuces, on the other hand, are often wasted because used only for salads. They make, of course, a most