Perquimans County 
Restoration Association, Inc.

Colonial Garden

During the colonial period, most people lived on farms and were relatively self sufficient.  Most plantation accounts refer to kitchen gardens, but it is far more difficult to determine how common kitchen gardens were established in an urban setting. Where kitchen gardens did exist, they were generally planted and maintained—and the foods from them prepared and preserved—by the woman of the house.  In towns, household gardens tended to be relatively small, while those in the country sometimes covered several acres.

Kitchen gardens were often planted with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.  Planning and planting a garden was just the beginning of the work.  Extensive labor, especially weeding and watering, was required throughout the growing season.

The kitchen garden behind the Newbold - White House is an accurate reproduction of the crops the Sanders family may have grown in 1750.

Perquimans County Restoration Association
151 Newbold-White Rd., Hertford, North Carolina 27944
Phone: 252.426.7567

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