GARDENERS EDUCATION SERIES
All classes are free to the public and will be held at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.
For more information contact Sarah Mylcraine at 254.953.5466 or email at
Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail
Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|May 11, 2015
400 Indian Trail
|Conserving the Monarch Butterfly
Is Community Gardening for you?
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|
Harvest Heights is a community program that will grow fruits and vegetables in the Harker Heights Community Garden year round and donate the produce to the local food bank. The Harvest Heights project is managed by the Activities Center Coordinator and volunteers. In addition to maintaining garden plots, Harvest Heights will hold annual food drives to feed the community. Harvest Heights will grow in plots 32,33,34,35.
Volunteers can sign up to maintain the garden plots.
Responsibilities will include:
Any other additional duties that are required