Well, what did they eat in those days?! The term "vegetable" was used only rarely during the era of the Middle Ages. Instead the term "herb" covered all green plants, roots and herbs. The diet rated high on modern nutrition standards. But seasonal fluctuations in food availability and poor harvests often caused long periods of very poor nutrition. Feast with meats, bread and vegetables such as onions, cabbage, kohlrabi bulbs, root vegetables, beans, peas, greens and artichoke were staples. Fruits (berries) were available only in season and Honey was used to sweeten beverages and breads.
This makes a great unusual gift for the hobby gardener, teacher (impress them), history buff, themed birthdays and many more!
Collection includes 6 types of individually packaged traditional Heirloom vegetable seeds for the medieval kitchen garden with growing guidelines:
- Hard Red Winter Wheat
- Sweet Kohlrabi (mix)
- Sweet Carrots (mix)
- Mangold Silverbeet (leaf vegetable)
- Beet Root (leaf and root vegetable)
- Root Parsley (root and herb)
-- 6 Plant markers
Comes in a sturdy Bio-degradable Kraft Gift Box with decorative belly band.
Seed count is 50 - 200 depending on variety. Plenty of plants to grow.
medieval kitchen, middle age vegetables, medieval garden, old world vegetables