Growing an Herb Garden - Medieval Europe Project
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Growing an Herb Garden


Basil

Herbs are easy to grow, and can give you a sense of what people ate in antiquity and how they got their food. Basil is a good one to start with. You can get the seeds in any nursery, or you can order them online.

Some herbs that we use in cooking are practically weeds and will grow all by themselves with just a little water. Rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage, and mint are like that. Basil is a little harder: it needs plenty of sunshine and water to thrive.

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Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
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Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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