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ROOT CROPS

exhibition number: Agriculture 6

Root crops include potatoes, beet, turnips, swede, parsnips and mangold. Some of these were for sheep, cattle and pigs to eat, others for people. They were introduced into Cardiganshire on a small scale during the 1830s and 1840s.

Jenkins, David, (1971), The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales, p. 40

Moore-Colyer, R.J., (1998), Agriculture and Occupation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire, Ceredigion County History, III, pp. 37

Potatoes, turnips and swede were grown in Cardiganshire in 1900, but have all declined in quantity since.

Bateman, D.I., 'Cardiganshire Agriculture in the 20th century: an economic perspective', Cardiganshire County History, III, 117

AGRICULTURE INDEX

PLANTING POTATOES

BEET

TURNIPS

MANGOLD or MANGLE WORZLE

SWEDE

HARVESTING ROOT CROPS

ROOT CROPS FORK

ROOT CUTTER

ROOT PULPER