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 →

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 →

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 →

Let Us Plant Lettuce

Daytime temperatures continue to hover near 90, dropping to the mid 60s at night. Gardens yield late- summer season veggies, and perhaps look a bit bedraggled. Have you gotten your fall planting plans ready? Gotten the seeds or located seedlings for the new season? Cool season crops such as lettuce, carrots, broccoli, kale and other … Continue Reading →