Kitchen Garden

Today's kitchen garden produces vegetables and herbs the Nash family would have grown for cooking. Elizabeth Nash and her children would have tended the kitchen garden. A garden of this size, inside the house fence would hold herbs and some produce. A larger garden, approximately one acre in size, like the crop field would have provided the bulk of the family's food.

Vegetables are grown year-round in North Texas. Warm season crops include squash, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. Cool season crops include collard greens, cabbage and onions. Excess seasonal produce would have been preserved by canning or drying to provide tasty food all year long.