News: Community garden plants seeds of grow-your-own via Daily Journal Online

News: Community garden plants seeds of grow-your-own via Daily Journal Online

News: Community garden plants seeds of grow-your-own via Daily Journal Online

Most everyone agrees there’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh, homegrown produce. But, what if the thought of a backyard garden is harrowing? A group in one community came up with a perfect solution – and the interest is growing as fast as the plants.

This spring marks the second growing season for the Farmington Community Garden. Melanie Montgomery is with the group and says the garden is made up of a “group of residents who have come together to build a garden.”

There are 42 raised beds on the corner of Perrine Road and Boyce Street in Farmington. Each bed measures four feet by eight feet.

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The Best Vegetables to Grow in a Community Garden Plot via The Creative Vegetable Gardener

The Best Vegetables to Grow in a Community Garden Plot via The Creative Vegetable Gardener

The Best Vegetables to Grow in a Community Garden Plot via The Creative Vegetable Gardener

Growing food in a community garden plot is a very unique style of gardening with great benefits and some tough challenges that home gardeners don’t experience.

The benefits: meeting kind and generous people from all over the world who share a love of gardening and learning from each of them by watching what they grow and how they set up their gardens.

The challenges: the far distance from your house which often limits how frequently you can visit your garden, and the difficulty of managing your garden from afar.

If you’re not careful, these challenges can make community garden plots feel more like a burden than a joy.

But, don’t worry! A lot of the hardship can be avoided if you pick the right vegetables for growing in a community garden.

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More information on raised bed gardening

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library