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Get ready! Now is the time to start really planning your garden if you have not done this yet. Don’t over plant – space for growth Along with this, don’t plant all the way to your plot border. Plant at least 1 footer inside the plot. If you were here last season, rotate your crops. i.e. Do not plant tomatoes in the same place this season. Consider trellis to maximize your space (and less bugs/disease) I will include companion plants and what not to plant next to each other. I will include a planting calendar of when is a good time to get things in the ground. https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar/VA/Virginia+Beach
We are grateful to continue meeting at the garden in small groups, but will practice safe social distances. Wearing gloves helps but we also ask you to do your best to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. There will be hand sanitizer and clean gloves on hand; also Clorox wipes to wipe down tools. Of course, we ask that you not come to the garden if you are showing any signs of illness.

help needed

Weed whacking help in Giving Garden

Tilling – community plots and Giving Garden.  We have the tillers and can train you.

Help moving & spreading compost in Giving Garden.

Occasionally deliver produce to the seniors at Sullivan House or Russell House.

Occasional help to deliver herbs to local restaurants

C. S. Lewis once said, 'Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."

This is so true for the Giving Garden and the Community Plot area. Over the past 11 years it has changed gradually resulting in the beautiful, peaceful place it is now. We believe God is leading us to expand space in the Giving Garden and the Community Garden Plots! In 2021 we want to grow and give even more produce in response to Covid-19. We want to offer more Community Plots in response to the growing demand; our waitlist is now at 16! So we will add 8 more plots and we’re extending the Giving Garden by 16 feet.

 In 2020, we gave away 3,135 pounds of organic produce to friends in our community. 

With your prayers and gifts we can grow even more in 2021!

Why Join?

Nimmo Community Garden promote access to
gardening, learning, and integration in the community.

Learn

New and experienced gardeners welcome.

Social

Make new friends with simliar interests

Work Hard

Literally see the fruits of your labor!

Community

Volunteers make us a success

Help Others

Growing and giving is good for your soul

Health Benefits

Physically and mentally gardening is good for you

a ministry of Nimmo United Methodist Church
Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over…” Luke 6:38

Garden News

With Tropical Storm Isaias headed our way Monday night, we need your help to prepare. Please remove all loose items from your plot. These can …
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.  Proverbs 12:11 Photo by Kristen, community plot holder Hello …
What a fantastic, productive week!  Welcome to our newest volunteers, Claudia and Val – we are glad to have you! Friday’s crew made the front …

Rain - o - Meter

May 11

We got a lot of rain Saturday! More to come!!

Pests & Disease

If you are new to the community garden this year, you may see this intimidating wasp. They have been coming to the garden for years. They are solitary wasps that burrow in the ground, living off of Cicada. Thankfully, they leave humans alone for the most part. If you are a Cicada though, look out! …
Cucumbers (Yeah!) Powdery Mildew (Boo!) In the past week my cucumber’s growth has exploded. With the rain we have had, they are taking over my plot. Yesterday, I had my first harvest, finding some monsters hiding under the lush growth. (yeah!) With the heat and humidity around, I see the Powdery Mildew has also moved …
I am seeing Tomato Wilt in various plots throughout the garden.  With this heat, you may think that a plant is “having a bad day”. When you come back tomorrow, the plant will be dead. It hits that quickly.  I pulled 2 plants in my plot on the far end earlier this week. I some …
These beetles are showing up in the garden and are a big problem. They will eat all the leaves on your plants, completely stripping them.  Besides potatoes, they will eat tomato, eggplant and pepper. They are not just a pest, they can kill the plants. We do not allow insecticides at Nimmo Garden, but they …
We are already seeing pests in the garden.  Flea beetles are small and shiny with large rear legs.  Adults are about  1/16″ long and range in color from tan to black.  They have earned their name due to jumping like fleas when disturbed. They will eat foliage, producing what looks like “shotholes” in leaves. They …
Please don’t put diseased leaves in the compost.  (Never put any tomato plant -healthy or not – in the compost). Bag it and put it in the black trash can or take it home to throw out. Thanks!