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Monticello's Dining Room with Dinner Table in Place
Guests to Monticello noted that the first dinner bell customarily rang at three o'clock, and the second called them to the table at four. When they arrived in the Dining Room, they quite likely found Thomas Jefferson reading. Having a self-described "canine appetite for reading" and hating to waste...
'Tennis Ball' Lettuce growing in Monticello's Vegetable Garden
After inspecting the shops on Mulberry Row, Jefferson might have toured his gardens and farms. The vegetable and fruit gardens lay just south of Mulberry Row and were surrounded by a ten-foot high wooden (or "paling") fence. Designed to keep deer and other foragers out, the boards were placed "so...
Like many Americans in the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson and his family ate only two meals a day at Monticello: breakfast, typically at eight, and dinner, in the late afternoon. Both meals were served in the Dining Room, and, if extra space were needed, in the adjoining Tea Room...
The Site of The Vegetable Garden The 1,000-foot long garden terrace served as both a source of food and an experimental laboratory. Jefferson: The Scientist & Gardener Jefferson grew 250 varieties of more than 70 different species of vegetables, precisely recording the details of their growth...

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