Harvest Farm Community Garden

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season – for seed catalogs. Time to sit down with all the enticing offerings from seed producers to dream of the vegetables, herbs or flowers you could grow in next year’s garden. You can order seeds for heirloom varieties; you’ll help sustain biodiversity. Or order varieties bred for disease resistance or those that … Continue Reading →

It’s time to clean out your plot

With cooler temperatures, it’s time to clean up your plot, completely removing all expired plants and dead leaves, stems and other debris, and disposing of this properly. Please don’t leave such debris in the Community Garden containers; rather, put it in the uncleared edge along the side of the garden near the upper walking path … Continue Reading →

Intense temperatures of summer are slowly declining

The intense temperatures of summer are slowly declining, with night times cooling off. You can expect that soil temperatures also are dropping. Now is the time to sow lettuce, carrot, Swiss chard and kale seed. Seed of buttercos variety lettuce germinated in just 24 hours a few days ago, while rainbow Swiss chard seed took … Continue Reading →

Fall Vegetable Gardening Classes

Although many people think the summer is the only time to grow vegetables, there are many that can be grown in the fall for a winter harvest. If you need some tips on fall vegetable gardening, consider joining one of these upcoming classes: Fall Veggies & Fruit Trees Tuesday, September 5 – 10am Family Tree … Continue Reading →

Apply now for our 2018 season

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 season, which begins on January 1, 2018. To apply for a plot, please submit your request here. We assign plots on a first come, first served basis with priority given to Suwanee residents, property owners, and tax payers. We fill our 76 plots each year, so please … Continue Reading →

Current Gardeners: Renew by August 31 for the 2018 Season!

We are now accepting applications from our current gardeners for our 2018 season. To renew your current plot, please return the invoice that was mailed to you, with payment, to City Hall by August 31. If you wish to move to a different plot in the garden, please submit your request online no later than … Continue Reading →

The most prolific plant in your garden plot

As you stroll among Harvest Farm Community Garden’s plots, what’s the most common plant in them? Tomatoes? Peppers? Chances are, you are likely to see more Oxalis than any other species. Also called wood sorrel or yellow wood sorrel, it’s a native perennial with leaves that resemble tiny three-leaf clover on stems nearly as thin … Continue Reading →

Consider Your Garden Friends

With the beneficial rains we have experienced recently, veggies, herbs and flowers in your garden plot probably have grown strongly. You are not the only observer to have noticed. Insects that can do damage to your plantings are making an appearance, as well. For instance, aphids and other sucking insects can damage and destroy plants, … Continue Reading →

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Remember the child’s rhyme that celebrates flowers in bloom? Right now, Harvest Farm Community Garden is a wonderful place to check out the vibrant colors of a surprising array of flowers. A number of plot owners have given over space just for the pure beauty of the blooms. Pollinators love several of these, as well. … Continue Reading →

Spring seems firmly in place…

Now that Spring seems to have settled in, plant warm season vegetables: beans of any variety, cantaloupe, cucumber, eggplant, okra, field peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon. If you want to try corn, plant two rows since corn is wind-pollinated. This arrangement will help improve pollination. Herbs also should go into your garden now. Disturb … Continue Reading →