Growing Lentils

Give information regarding the planting and raising of lentils. Can they

be grown in the Sacramento valley in the vicinity of Colusa, and at a


Lentils are as easily grown in California as common peas, and will do

well as a field crop if started during the rainy season, as they are

hardy enough to survive our ordinary valley frosts. With respect to

lentils, it may be said that excellent as these legumes are for many

purposes, they do not seem to be well known to American consumers, and

therefore the amount to be grown is limited, until you know who will buy

larger quantities of them at a good price.

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