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 →
Starting Tomato Plants From Seeds
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 →