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Many seeds came in several varieties. Dr. William Stoddard Williams, whose garden plan appears in this lesson, planted several varieties of radishes, peas and beans. Not all families planted extensive gardens with as much variety as Dr. Williams, but most people in the region had gardens with a number of the plants listed above. Dr. Williams' garden was not typical, either in size or in the variety of plants he attempted. He was an amateur scientist and a physician and he used his plant knowledge in his profession.
Dr. Williams laid out his garden in beds and generally spaced his rows a foot apart. He devoted at least seventeen beds to vegetables. His garden emphasized root crops and vegetables that stored well, but it also included greens for "sallet" [salad]. Like the location of the house and its outbuildings, this was a carefully planned landscape feature located behind or beside the house, close to the family kitchen.
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