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 →

‘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 →

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 →