The present vegetable garden is not in its original spot. A vegetable garden was originally located to the east of the tank house. Tomatoes were a staple crop; historical notations describe how they were wrapped and carefully stored in the cellar.
A large prickly pear cactus sits on the northeast corner of the property. Prickly Pear Cactus or Opuntia is one of the few plants that is both a fruit and a vegetable. The red-colored pear is the fruit and the green pads are the vegetable. The cactus leaves or pads, also called nopales, were boiled, fried, or grilled.