A typical 1800's kitchen garden would include, "Marigolds to keep the bugs away, Coreopsis for dyeing wool, Cone Flowers for colds, Hyssop for sore throats, Peppermint Chamomile for upset stomachs, Sage to improve memory, Tansy to ward off insects, Lavender for sachets, Parsley to ease the pain of bee stings, Basil to help ease childbirth pains, Chives for cooking, Marjoram and Thyme for softening skin, Dill for colicky children, and Lemon Balm for melancholia." (Living History Farms).
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Buried Pot Garden!! Not only will your garden be extraordinarily charming and tidy, it'll consume less water and energy. Sunken planter gardens like this one provide both form and function. The pots prevent your herbs or plants from overrunning their designated areas, and the mulch keeps unwanted weeds and pests at bay while consuming no water and energy.