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The medieval garden played a vital role in the life of the village. Gardens provided the vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, and grains that were the foundation of the medieval diet.
The herbs that were used in medieval times are used the same way as they are used today. When it comes to cooking and seasoning food, leaves of mint, sage, marjoram, parsley, and many other plants added flavor to their diets.
The medieval vegetable garden yielded crops like onions, leeks, cabbage, garlic, carrots, celery, lettuce, and beans. Fruit trees would be planted and carefully maintained. It was not uncommon for an orchard to be planted outside monastery walls or located in a cemetery adjacent to the church.
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