Celery plugs‘Sow Endive, Succory, Chervil, Sellerie, purselan (which you may also continue sowing all the summer to have tender) leeks, Beetes, parsneps, salsifix, skirrits, Turneps &c. and now Cherish and Earth-up your flowers, and set stakes to the tallest: sow also lettuce.’

Grow lettuce- on a fence!

Grow lettuce- on a fence!

John Evelyn 1686 (published 1932)

OK, who knows what a skirrit is?!

Old School Gardener