Thinking of Joining a Community Garden
I am thinking about renting a plot from the community garden. I do have my own veggie beds, but they do not get the best, consistent light in the fall (our second growing season here in Florida) and I thought it would make a nice overflow garden in the spring with big things like tomatoes and squash that I haven't had the best luck with in my small garden.
The organization provides a plot, soil, mulch and water (drip irrigation on a timer) in a fenced (locked) property. I think it sounds like an amazing and inexpensive way to get a little more production out of my garden, I do have some questions about it from those who have participated in community gardens:
1) How often do you need to go after the initial planting? I baby my own garden, but I don't have the water on a timer. Do you think 1x a week during the growing season and 2-3x during harvest would be sufficient?
2) Have you experienced theft in locked gardens? I am a little nervous about putting a ton of work into my garden only to have the "fruits" of my labor taken when ripe!
This post was edited by kcg1231 on Tue, May 6, 14 at 8:03