Aztec Farming

By Josie Wallerstedt

What Plants did the Aztecs grow?

Well the Aztecs grew some plants. One of the main plants grown was flowers. They grew flowers the most because they made the floating gardens pretty and added color to the Aztec cities. Other plants they grew were squash,tomatoes,beans,maize/corn, and chilies. The maize/corn was ground up to make flour like powder and made into tortillas.

Where were these plants grown?

Well these plants were grown on things called floating gardens. Floating gardens are large rafts piled with soil and kept in place with tree stumps. Floating gardens were used in the capital of the Aztec Empire and through out the valley of Mexico. The floating gardens were mostly filled with flowers like it says in the paragraph above.
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