Harvest Farm Community Garden

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Best Preventative Maintenance

The warm weather growing season at Harvest Farm Community Garden is off to a strong start. Lots of rainfall, warming temperatures and longer daylight means veggies, weeds and insects are growing vigorously. How to keep undesirables at bay? First and most importantly, keep your plot weeded and cleared of dead plant debris. Obviously, weeding early … Continue Reading →

Springtime Nuisances

With warmer weather, you may notice some garden nuisances becoming active, among them fire ants. If you discover a fire ant colony in your garden plot – a telltale sign is the crumbly or grits-like appearance of the soil comprising the colony – take steps to eradicate it immediately. Because Harvest Farm Community Garden is … Continue Reading →

Best Practice for Prepping Your Garden Plot

It’s time to start your garden. You have assembled an array of organic items in preparation: compost, mulch, pest controllers such as insecticidal soap or spinozad. All the right stuff. First step: rototill the whole plot to prepare for planting. Many gardeners think this is essential. But responsible practice says: Don’t ever rototill. It’s a … Continue Reading →

‘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 →