In 18th-century gardens, the broccoli was purple and cucumbers grew to 3 feet long. Lime water controlled aphids, and a simple tile trapped slugs in the lettuce beds. And melon seeds were improved by walking about with them in your pockets.
In Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way, historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore along with practical advice on growing vegetables herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques. This is the ultimate organic gardening bookfrom a time when organic was the only garden.
Written by Wesley Greene
Photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi
Hardcover with jacket
More than 300 color photographs
8-1/4 " x 10-1/2"
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This book is a delightful must have. It explores the history of the vegetables and is very detailed about the cultivation and planting of each vegetable. There are plenty of beautiful pictures. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves gardening and history.