George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 20 May 1765]

20. Sowed 14 Rows more—the drill beg. altered with 1 Bushel of seed.

Sowed two pices more at Doeg Run—viz. the two Orchards. Sowed Lucern—also 4 Rows adjoining with St. Foin—& [ ] other Rows with Fenugreek Seed.

Trigonella foenum-graecum, fenugreek, is an annual trefoil grown as forage and bearing a seed with a strong, bitter taste; it was often used as an emollient in poultices. GW does not appear to have gone very seriously into its production.

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