This file includes asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, sauerkraut, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, and miscellaneous vegetables.
Also see Misc Food, Main Dishes, Beverages, Cooking, Chocolate, Desserts and Snacks, Dieting, Fruits and Berries and Health.

Miscellaneous Vegetables

Quotes and Page Toppers


(Meish Goldish)

Eat your vegetables
Clean your plate
Eat your vegetables
Veggies are great
String beans, broccoli
lettuce and peas
Squash and brussel sprouts
More corn, please!
Cucumbers, eggplant
Beets and tomatoes
Celery, carrots
Spinach and potatoes
Radishes, cauliflower
Cabbage and cress
Peppers and onions
Asparagus? Yes!
Black beans, lima beans
Soybeans too
Eat your veggies
They're good for you.

Songs about Miscellaneous Vegetables

Asparagus asparagus


Songs about Asparagus

Beets beet


Songs about Beets

Broccoli broccoli


Songs about Broccoli

Cabbage cabbage


Songs about Cabbage

Carrots carrots


Songs about Carrots

Celery celery


(Ogden Nash)

Celery, raw,
Develops the jaw.
But celery stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.


Songs about Celery

Corn corn


Songs about Corn

Raccoon Problems

Of scare devices, the most elaborate security system I've heard of comes from Harrell Noble in southern Ohio. Raccoons were eating 95 percent of his sweet corn, and he didn't like that kind of arithmetic at all. He set a lighted lantern in the corn--probably the advice of a lantern salesman. The coons however did not know what a lantern was, and it took their counter-intelligence agents a week to determine the thing was harmless. By that time, sly Noble had picked the corn within the radius of the light's influence, which appeared to be about four rows wide and fifteen feet long, then moved the lantern up into the next maturing plot. The coons caught on to this little trick in no time, so Noble ran an extension cord out to the garden and replaced the lantern with a bulb. In the socket he put one of those coin-sized blinker units so the bulb winked all night long.

The coons winked right back after the third night of this nonsense, and kept on munching corn.

By now Harrell Noble, who is an engineer used to solving problems of great magnitude, was beginning to do a slow burn. Having consulted all the auguries of scientific and unscientific tradition, the next year he strung a line of twine around the garden about 18 inches off the ground, and painted it with creosote. Geronimo. The Nobles actually ate some corn that season, as it was late August before the coons wised up.

Noble was also getting wiser, but by 1976 you might have thought he was suffering from a relapse and had slipped his wig completely. Or that the summer carnival had wandered too far out of town and got lost in his corn patch. Lights now winked inside yellow plastic buckets. Between blinkings, doorbells rang. Yeah, doorbells. The noise joined quaintly with the heavy aroma of creosote dripping from a thousand strings in the night air.

A triumph of modern technology. The coons were baffled. For two weeks. The only lasting effect, say the coon hunters, is that all you have to do to bring home a pickup load of coons is go out in the woods south of Xenia and ring a doorbell.

Cucumbers cucumbers


Songs about Cucumbers

Onions onions


Songs about Onions

Peas peas


I eat my peas with honey,
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps them on my knife.

Songs about Peas


Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Songs and Page Toppers about Peppers

Potatoes potato

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes! mashed potatoes!
You're wonderful stuff.
I love you, mashed potatoes,
I can't get enough.
You're tasty and delicious,
And you're good with peas.
Mashed potatoes! mashed potatoes!
Oh, give me some more please.


Songs about Potatoes

Pumpkins pumpkin

Pumpkin Page Toppers

Pilgrim Verse

For pottage and puddings and custards and pies,
Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies,
We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon,
If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.

Sauerkraut sauerkraut

Quotes about Sauerkraut

Songs about Sauerkraut

Spinach spinach


Songs about Spinach

Sweet Potatoes sweet potato

Sweet Potatoes and Philosophy

(Owen Wister)

Said Aristotle unto Plato,
'Have another sweet potato?'
Said Plato unto Aristotle,
'Thank you, I prefer the bottle.'

Songs about Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes tomato

Technically tomatoes are considered a fruit but I think most people will expect to find it in the vegetable file.


Songs about Tomatoes

Turnips turnip


Songs about Turnips

Some of the song titles on this page came from Eric's Thematic Songlists

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