6 Plants Thomas Jefferson Grew That You Can Grow Today

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Thomas Jefferson Gardening

Photo courtesy of Mark Fonville

Ready to add a bit of Jefferson’s influence to your garden? Start small by sowing a few of his favorite seeds in your plots. You can purchase seeds for the following varieties at monticelloshop.org.

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‘Tennis Ball’ Lettuce: Jefferson advised sowing a thimble full of lettuce seed every Monday. He touted ‘Tennis Ball’ among his favorites because “it does not require so much care and attention” as other types.

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