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Garden Alamanac c. 1800


Work to be done in the Kitchen, Orchard and Fruit Gardens
These monthly directions come from Duncan MacDonald's
"The New London Family Cook", J Robins, London, first edition c. 1800


The Kitchen Garden

Give air to force asparagus, to colour it

Examine the mushroom beds

Sow the second crop of hotspur peas

Plant a second crop of beans, and in frost cover the first

Earth up celery, and blanch endive

Sow radish and carrot seed in a warm situation

Give air to cauliflowers and lettuces under glass and in frames

Weed onions and carrots.

The Orchard and Fruit Garden

Stake newly planted standard trees. and munch them (possibly mulch them!)

Place the Alpine strawberries on a gentle hotbed

Examine and rub the pears in the fruitery.

Ripen medlars.

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Please also visit Old London Maps on the web as many of the maps
and views available there have plans and depictions of gardens from
the medieval period through to the late nineteenth century.

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