This year the MHP is planted its first annual heirloom vegetable garden featuring varieties of tomatoes, peppers, beans, and corn from days gone-by. As a working farm, a vegetable garden is a must, and as a heritage project, an heirloom garden only makes sense. The garden is planted along the south side of the red barn with heirloom varieties of vegetable plants and seeds obtained from the Seed Savers farm in NE Iowa. The garden will also include a small pumpkin patch. The garden produce will be shared with volunteers and the community as it is harvested.
If you visit the garden you’re likely to see pink tomatoes, black tomatoes, purple carrots, spotted beans, black-eyed peas (cow peas), many varieties of peppers from orange bell peppers to long red cayenne peppers. Learn about the different varieties of vegetables and how to grow your own garden.
If you are interested in volunteering to help in the MHP gardens contact Michelle at 618-653-4687.
Thanks to the Dare to Dream Institute in Michael for donating seeds, plants and volunteers for the garden!