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Harker Heights Community Garden

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The Harker Heights Community Garden is comprised of 36 total garden plots all 4ft x 8ft. All beds are filled with a sandy loam compost mix and ready to garden, but will need to be amended for best results.

Citizens of Harker Heights as well as surrounding community members can rent plots to plant fruits, vegetables, flowers or herbs. Members of the Community Garden are given an exclusive combination lock to enter the garden between sunrise and sunset. The garden provides access to water with hoses, a composting tumbler, and a shed for storage of personal gardening tools.

For an application click here

*Effective October 1, 2015
12 month lease (effective day plot is paid)
Resident $25.00
6 month lease (effective day plot is paid)
Resident $12.50
Non-Resident $15.00


All classes are free to the public and will be held at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.
For more information contact 254.953.5466

Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail
Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dates Location  Topics
September 14, 2015
Activities Center
400 Indian Trail
Water Conservation


Class Handouts

Square Foot Gardening

Trying to figure out what to plant, but not sure where to start?

Check out these helpful resources to help you with your garden:

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.
Basic Tasks:

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.

Providing water:
 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)
Watering 2 hours
Planting 1 hour (more at change of season)
Harvesting .5 hour
Total Hours per week: 4.5 hours/week



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