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 →
What to Plant?
What to Plant? Visit any garden store or seed-and-feed these days, and see racks of chard, kale or broccoli seedlings. Nearby are racks of tomatoes, beans and green peppers for transplant. What’s a gardener to do? Cool season plantings or those requiring warm soil? Keep in mind that average last day of frost in our … Continue Reading →
Guidelines for Gardeners
Whether you are new or a returning gardener at Harvest Farm Community Garden, you will want to review our gardening guidelines. Please remember we adhere to organic and sustainable principles. Natural insect and pest control methods, herbicides and fertilizers are acceptable; synthetic substances and products are not. The most effective pest deterrents start with your … Continue Reading →
What Will Your Garden Grow?
What will your garden grow? Cold weather is finally blanketing the Harvest Farm Community Garden. Not such a great time for working in your plot – especially with the precipitation that sometimes comes along with temps near freezing. So what’s a gardener to do? Actually, this is the time for planning your 2016 garden from … Continue Reading →
Just Enough Preparation
Enjoy your cool season veggies – leafy greens and all those other nutrition-packed wonders of late-season gardening – as you prepare your plot for next season’s garden. But consider what really needs to be done. It may not be as much as you think. First, remove all vegetable matter that could allow pests to overwinter, … Continue Reading →
Think Rotation Now
Have you planted your broccoli or kale? It’s time to get those seedlings in the ground, with cooling soil temperatures creating just the right conditions for these and other cool season crops – according to your plan for NEXT year’s garden. Why develop this plan now? It identifies the location of the various different vegetables … Continue Reading →
2016 Plots are full! We currently have a waiting list. Happy gardening in 2016!!
Registration for 2016 is now open for current gardeners. Current gardeners have until October 16th to register. After that, plots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. You can register online.
Sanitize and Sow
As hot summer days take us breathlessly toward the end of August, it’s time to start the next phase of your three-season garden. First, completely clean out spent or dead plants from the areas of your plot designated for your fall planting. If you suspect the removed plant material harbors pests or diseased portions, don’t … Continue Reading →