By Stuart Peachey. Part 1 (gardening techniques) includes layout and soil preparation, fertilizers, methods of propagation, cultivation, climatic and pest control problems, harvesting, the beliefs of alchemy and astrology as they related to gardening, what and how much was grown, and a monthly calendar identifying preparation, planting and harvesting tasks. Part 2 (cottage garden plants) includes modern plant name, Latin name and period name(s), description and period woodcut illustration, methods of propagation and cultivation, harvesting, assessment of the incidence and quantity of use across social ranges. All are imported stapled softcover booklets.
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