Civil War Era heirlooms?
After reading a couple of Civil War diaries, I was curious about what kinds of vegetables (specific varieites of heirlooms) would have been commonly grown in home gardens during that time period (both South & North).
I've looked around online & can only find limited info on variety names. I often see things like lettuce, tomatoes, okra, southern peas, beans, squash, etc. But seem to have a hard time tracking down actual variety types, like Eva Purple ball tomato for example, & so on......
Does anyone have any info?
Flowers & herbs too if anyone has any info! Thanks again!
Thanks very much! :) Have a great weekend!