Thank you for coming to harvest at the Nimmo Community Garden!

We grow fast growing, renewable high yield, low maintenance organic fruits and
vegetables. The varieties are basic (cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe) to suit
our clients. We grow some things just for fun, like asparagus and herbs.

Harvesting Process

Please do not arrive before 7:00 am. Watering occurs between 5:30 and and 6:30 am.

Get supplies from the front of the garden, clippers, scale, plastic bags and log are in storage container.

Check notebook to see what’s ready to harvest, keeping in mind that the garden  works in mysterious ways and some things may be ready or not.

If you have any doubt if something it ripe, just leave it for the next days harvest.

After Picking

Sort produce into bags for easy weighing.

Log your name date, type and weight in log book.

Wipe off tools with alcohol to prevent potential disease transfer.


Harvesting is best accomplished in the early morning hours or in the evening
after the heat of the afternoon sun has lessened.

Please protect yourself. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Gloves are available in the
bin. Bring water and stay hydrated. Take frequent breaks in the shade. Wear
bug spray.

Pick everything that’s ripe, even if it’s oversized or damaged. Keep that stuff in a
separate bag. Those bad items (except TOMATOES) can go in the green
compost bins outside of the garden. Tomatoes transfer disease to compost so
those need to go in the black trash can.

Anything that has bugs must go in the trash can. Please leave a note in the
notebook. We need to know if we’ve got a bug problem.

If you see plants in distress, please leave in note in the notebook. Be as specific
as you can.Pests: If you see bugs on plants, please kill them (if you’re comfortable doing (that).  If you see eggs on the back of leaves (primarily the squash leaves, cut off the leaves and trash them). Leave a note so we can treat for the bugs before it
gets out of hand.

Please leave everything as you found it. Put everything away and close the bin
to keep water out. Please make sure all gates are closed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a note or email



After weighing, take some home, there’s plenty! 

Please take some  photos and send to so we can share on our social media.

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for me, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. Colossians 3:23

Download Renee’s guide:
When to Harvest for the best flavor.