Re: culinary and medicinal herb beds
- From Lepella, to Richard, Salve!
How about a garden patterned after the herbs and vegetables
mentioned in Vergil's "Moretum" (The Salad). It is about the morning
of a small farmer. You can read the entire poem in English at
vergil.org. Vergil mentions olive oil, so you'd need an olive tree.
The vegetables mentioned are cabbage, sorrel, beets, mallows,
parsnips, leeks, lettuce, radish, onion, endive and cress. The herbs
are garlic, parsley, rue, corriander, dill, elacampane, colwart and
rue. For color there would be poppies which were grown for medicinal
Good Luck on your project! Be Well!
--- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Cook" <richard_cook@b...> wrote:
> Hi folks I'd like to create to Roman herb beds. A culinary bed and a
> medicinal bed. The finished item need to be educative, useful for
> cooking/medicines and decorative, and should contain a few unusual
> The beds will be created near a Roman 2nd century mansio (remains)
> Midlands of England, UK.
> Any suggestions? Please give common name,Roman name and botanical latin
> names if possible. Let your Roman gardening/cooking imagination run!
> Richard c