Tips for Shared Gardens
Gardening Land as a Group
If you have a shared garden there's:
- unlimited membership.
- an abundance of produce ready at the same time to
harvest & share.
- a membership fee to finance the garden (instead of a
garden bed rental fee).
- decisions on what to plant by seed & seedling
& where to plant it.
- a garden planting map where the varieties of
seeds are identified.
- decisions on which beauty perennials to plant
- a supply list with costs for a shopping trip.
- every garden section and plant cluster is identified
by a weatherproof label.
- gardening gets done at social gardening events with
dates set and advertised in April for the May to October growing
- set 1 spring cleanup date, 3 planting dates, 6
weeding dates, 10 watering dates, 4 harvest dates, 1 fall cleanup
to put the garden to bed & plant spring flower bulbs
unappealing to squirrels such as daffodils.
- intensive planting layout is used instead of row
planting to make the most of limited space.
- "Ready to Harvest" and "Not Ready to Harvest" signs
are placed by the person acting as weekly Garden Angel / Hero
& checking on the garden each day. Every garden member
takes one week during the summer to act as Garden Angel or Garden
- beginner gardeners learn from more experienced