Stepping out the back door of the Carriage House, Acting Director Amanda Wesselmann gathers her lunch. Spinach, kale, peas and basil make a wonderful salad. Planted with herbs in 2007, the kitchen garden has grown to include peas, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, kale and cabbage and cucumbers.
Succession planting has allowed the garden to produce from early spring to fall. Peas and spinach, planted the third week of March, have been harvested and their ground replanted with green beans (Blue Lake Bush). Soon the first bean harvest of the summer will take place! Three weeks after the initial beans were planted, another row of beans(Burgundy) were planted. They are now starting to grow and will be harvested in a few weeks.
The tomatoes are golf ball size and the pepper plants are starting to bloom. The staff, visitors and neighbors are eagerly waiting for a bountiful harvest.