Allen’s Heirloom Homestead

Lexington Park, MD
Fruit/vegetables, Meadow, Organic/toxin-free, Rare plants/plant collection

Frank has been plant collecting and gardening for more than 70 years; Christina has been Kitchen Gardening for more than 40 years. We have lived at this farm/homestead, of about 10 acres, for 28 years, where we grow a huge variety of our own foods, year-round. I grow about 1,500 feet of salad greens a year, lots of sweet potatoes, many fruits (including pomegranates, hardy kiwi, watermelons, cantaloupes, berries, pears, apples, Asian pears, Asian persimmons, blueberries, etc.). We have sheep, chickens, and rare breed turkeys that are integral in our system of totally natural pest control. A lot of flowers go in our kitchen gardens to encourage beneficial insects, as well as for beauty and some unusual crops for this area like eucalyptus tree, tea camelia (for black tea), and colored cotton for spinning into yarn. We grow several rare varieties of ornamental flowers, shrubs, and trees. It is an example of a healthy, diverse, working homestead farm.

This garden's estimated size is 10 acres.

Open Days 2024:  Saturday, June 1
Hours: Three Sessions: 10–12, 12–2, 2–4

Tickets for this Open Day will be available on Monday, April 1.

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Allen’s Heirloom Homestead
Lexington Park, St Mary's County, MD, 20653

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