|12 month lease (effective day plot is paid)|
|6 month lease (effective day plot is paid)|
GARDENERS EDUCATION SERIES
All classes are free to the public and will be held at the
Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing.
For more information contact 254.953.5657.
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Year Round Growing in Central Texas
A Garden plot requires time and constant effort throughout the year in order to produce a healthy harvest.
Preparing your plot:
You need to start with a clear plot. Loosen your soil and add compost before you plant to make your plants healthier and more resistant to pests and diseases.
You must take care in planning your garden, placing plants in places wehre they will grow best, and planting them at the appropriate time of year.
Seedbeds must be hand-watered daily until sprouts appear above ground. Seedlings must be hand watered daily for the first two weeks. During hot and dry periods, you may be required to water your seedlings more often.
Time will be needed to keep weeds down in your plot and its surrounding pathways. By addressing weeds when you prepare your plot, you will save on time and effort later on.
As plants mature and begin to produce, you must be there to harvest the fruits of your labor – the best reward of gardening! Keeping ripe produce picked reduces garden pests and vandalism.
As with any other part of life, the more time you invest in gardening, the better your garden plot will be. Below you will find a general estimate of what having a garden plot will require:
|Garden Task||Time Required (varies by season)|
|Weeding/Plot Preparation||1 hour (more at change of season)|
|Planting||1 hour (more at change of season)|
|Total Hours per week:||4.5 hours/week|