Getting Started at Nimmo Community Garden Plots
Ask questions, take action, learn.
Nimmo Community Garden provides compost for your plot. A bulk delivery is located in the parking circle.
With a shovel, carefully dig the soil away from the paths and plot edges to capture forgotten weeds. The tiller only works about a foot into the plot, the rest still has weeds. Rake out the soil you turned over (doesn’t have to be deep, just enough to really get those weeds). Most plots have been tilled a few times, but assume they still have weeds. Time now saves you annoyance later.
Plan your plot
Put in paths so you have somewhere to stand. (roots will still grow under, don’t worry). Be realistic in what you can fit. Crops get big! Tomato plants can grow to the size of a city trashcan. Cucumbers sprawl.
Support equipment is best put in at the same time to get ahead of chores. Some extra items might be found behind the sheds to the right. Add corner posts if you can, before things are planted.
Some of the plots already have stakes in the corners to prevent hoses being dragged across them. Please be respectful of others’ gardens when dragging hoses! Coil hose and turn off water when you are finished.
Nimmo Community Garden provides straw bales and newspaper to mulch your bed to minimize weed growth. Straw should be available April 15.
Other options are lawn clippings, pine straw, hay, whatever you choose, put it on thick. We require all plot renters to mulch their plot to keep weeds, pests and disease under control.
Maintain your plot and perimeter
Sweep dirt away from the paths. Please care for the pavers by not leaving dirt and weeds to take hold in the cracks. Keep the inner perimeter of your plot weeded/mulched too.
Each Gardener is responsible for the outside edge, the paths, and water equipment. If we don’t keep the paths weeded and edged, the weeds will take over quickly. Please, manage your area, not just your plot.
Be respectful of other gardeners! We work towards Christ by working with each other.