Gardening at Lilliesleaf

Southern Reporter, 1863 December 10
LILLIESLEAF. THE SEASON

… In the garden of Mr William Cavers here, a late cabbage was taken up weighing 33 lbs and in the same garden a drill of “Dalmahoy” potatoes, 24 yards in length, taken up early in October, produced nearly 3 1/2 bushels, the largest single potatoe weighing 2 lbs.

This would have been William Cavers (ca1818-1886), shoemaker at Lilliesleaf in Roxburghshire, and husband of Margaret Grieve. For more information on this family see his descendant Sheila’s web page.

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