History of Gardening compiled by Michael Garafalo.

Lots of his links are broken. But this one wasn’t

Hmm. Neolithic period. 10-20,000 years ago–

UNM library? The Genius of China: 3,000 Years of Science, Discovery, and Invention by Robert Temple and Joseph Needham.

Garafalo linked to a site [ ] that had these along the sidebar:

A new spring begins
the same old wealth–about
two quarts of rice

Oh bush warblers!
Now you’ve shit all over
my rice cake on the porch

–Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), from Haiku


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