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The Colonial Williamsburg History of Salad Greens

Today, salad is regarded as a healthy, life-giving meal. In this excerpt, learn how the English were introduced to some of the salad greens we still enjoy.

In “Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way,” historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore associated with growing vegetables, along with practical advice on 50 beloved garden vegetables and herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques.
Photo courtesy Rodale (c) 2012
White mustard is a native of the Mediterranean basin and southern Europe and provided one of the earliest spices known to humankind. It is mentioned in Sanskrit records dating to around 3000 BCE and was first noted in England by Aelfric of Eynsham in 995 CE.
Photo courtesy Rodale (c) 2012
Winter cress, also known as scurvy grass, is a widely dispersed European herb named for Saint Barbara. It long ago took up residence in this country as the common, roadside yellow rocket.
Photo courtesy Rodale (c) 2012

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