By joenesgarden, 2 years and 8 months ago

A Seventeenth Century New England Garden

To fulfill one of my landscape design lessons, I sunk my imagination into what the gardening life of a female settler at Plimoth Plantation might be. I needed to design a small garden to show key characteristics of an authentic garden set in a period of my choosing. I've long been fascinated by the survival skills learned and adopted by 17th century New England colonists - even tried my hand at braiding onions and garlic - so I opted to develop a series of garden beds indicative of this time.

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By joenesgarden, 2 years and 8 months ago

It’s hot, but no complaints

Six months ago …

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By joenesgarden, 2 years and 8 months ago

Onion & garlic braids

Do you think early New England settlers braided onions as a means to store them after harvest? I wondered this when faced with the trays of onion and garlic bulbs harvested a couple of days previously and set on a covered porch to dry.

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