Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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   Sources: Medieval Garden Tools

 

 

Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming, by D. Benham et al.

 

Bosworth and Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

 

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, edited by William Smith

 

Food Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England, A.J. Frantzen

 

“Implements and Utensils in Gerefa and the Organisation of Seigneurial Farmsteads in the High Middle Ages,Mark Gardiner, Medieval Archaeology 50 (2006), 260-67.

 

Angelsächsisches lesebuch: zuzammengestellt und mit glossar versehen, by Friederich Kluge

 

On Cultivating the Small Garden, by Walahfrid Strabo

 

Perseus Digital Library

 

Ruralia commoda, British Library Royal 14.E.VI, by Pietro de'Crescenzi

 

A Volume of Vocabularies... from the Tenth Century to the Fifteenth, Volume I, edited by Thomas Wright.

 

 

Medieval garden tools

I. Preparing

II.  Planting

III.  Cultivation

IV.  Harvest and storage

 

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