Starting tomato plants from seeds in starter pots with lots of light, warmth and humidity? After the germinated seeds develop their second set of true leaves (the first to open are cotyledons – not true leaves) , transplant to larger pots. Plant deeply so the leaves are just at the soil surface. Tomato plants develop … Continue Reading →
Fundraising campaign for the Suwanee Orchard @ White Street Park
We recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for Phase 2 of White Street Park. Please go to the following link and help if you can. The GoFundMe page has all of the details. https://www.gofundme.com/suwanee-orchard-white-street-park
Timing Is Everything
Timing is everything Recently, temperatures in our area have been just what you’d expect for winter in Suwanee – or a good bit warmer. How do you know when it’s right to set out tender veggie seedlings or sow seed directly? Two conditions are important: average date of last frost in our area and soil … Continue Reading →
Help Your Winter Veggies
While winter lettuce, greens, carrots or other veggies may be growing happily in your plot, it’s easy to forget a fundamental step in caring for them – particularly with holiday activities taking over your schedule. Even though the weather has finally transitioned to more winter-like conditions, growing veggies still need nourishment. You should have prepared … Continue Reading →
All plots are full for 2017. We have started the waiting list.
Registration for 2017 is now open for current gardeners and to the public. Current gardeners have until October 14th to register. After that, plots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. You may register online.
An Unusual Site in November
The record-breaking heat we’ve experienced well after summer’s end has prolonged an interesting combination that has endured beyond expectations: late-season pepper plants with plenty of peppers on them and even the occasional okra plants with pods stand in a number of the gardens’ plots, while in nearby plots are thriving chard, kale and lettuce plants. … Continue Reading →
Let Us Plant Lettuce
Daytime temperatures continue to hover near 90, dropping to the mid 60s at night. Gardens yield late- summer season veggies, and perhaps look a bit bedraggled. Have you gotten your fall planting plans ready? Gotten the seeds or located seedlings for the new season? Cool season crops such as lettuce, carrots, broccoli, kale and other … Continue Reading →
Unwanted Garden Visitors
With the summertime growing season in full swing, consider the best tools for fighting organically those unwanted garden visitors that can damage your beautiful veggie plants. Armed with a spray bottle capable of delivering a good strong spray of water (more precise and less damaging to tender foliage than a shot from a hose), a … Continue Reading →
Welcome the pollinators
If you stroll around Harvest Farm Community Garden, observing carefully, you’ll see an array of pollinators busy doing their work. They’re concerned with feeding themselves, but in the process they pick up and drop off pollen, a necessary step in producing lots of the varieties you’ve planted there. You may even be able to see … Continue Reading →
Does My Garden Need to be Watered??
Does my garden need to be watered? Frequently, gardeners ask this question. And nearly as frequently, when veggie plants appear to be in decline or fail, the root cause is water – too much or too little. So how’s a gardener to know? Actually, it’s pretty simple: test the soil in the garden or the … Continue Reading →