Herbs

peasants-in-herb-gardenWe are planning to grow quite a few typical herbs that were grown in a typical English cottage garden during the Renaissance.  In doing our research we “bumped into” some really interesting resources.

We ordered our seeds from heirloom seed companies, such as:

The Seed Savers Exchange

Garden Medicinals & Culinaries

Here is an extensive list of heirloom seed companies.

In addition, there are several interesting web pages which describe common herbs of the middle ages and into the rennaissance:

Medieval Herbs of Europe

An Abbey Herb Garden Tour

Garden Apothecary for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair

Garden Apothecary for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair

For an excellent report on growing hops, see: HopsManual

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