The Kitchen Garden Layout
and Plant List at Fort Edwards
The four main beds are
arranged as follows: in the northwest raised bed are planted medicinal
herbs, used in the preparation of unguents and elixers, teas and various
compounds to treat a variety of common illnesses and medical needs; the
southwest raised bed contains culinary herbs and spices, plants that
were used in cooking and seasoning foods (some of the same plants show
up in both beds, as they were used in more than one capacity); the
northeast raised bed is home to a variety of herbs used for dyeing cloth
and preserving foods, and some pungent flowers used to protect plants
from pests; and the southeast raised bed is a vegetable garden,
containing ordinary foods the colonial settlers lived on.
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updated: March 11, 2007