The Antes Garden
Shown below are photos from the Antes Garden as it progresses from early spring soil preparation and planting to harvesting of the many food and medicinal plants grown there.
While the Kitchen Garden is a year-round endeavor, one of its principal functions is to serve as a demonstration of mid-eighteenth century Goschenhoppen region gardening practices and plants during the Folk Festival in early August. To that end, typical planting schedules are modified to bring the Garden to a state of abundant beauty at Festival time.
As the Garden grows, please check back often to follow its progress.
Late March – turning the raised beds
April – planting peas. Note use of planks to avoid compressing soil in raised beds
Mid April – these primitive tulips were brought by first German settlers
Mid May - Spring Onions and Orach, an heirloom, spinach-like salad green
Mid May – peas are starting to climb on brush supports
Mid May – Bleeding Heart in bloom. Beauty, “just for so.”
Mid May – Mustard, spicy salad green
Late May - Pea Vines Starting to Climb Brush
Late May - Hops Pole, Valerian in Bloom