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 →