Andover Community Garden

Announcements

Photo by Tom Davis capturing a visitor to the garden. Perhaps a solution to our vole problem?


Community Workday

There will be a community workday on June 19 starting at 10 AM to get maintenance done at both gardens. It will involve weeding community paths and fence edges, trash cleanup (compost bins), shed cleanup, mowing and weed-whacking. The rain date is Father’s Day. Following the cleanup, Viki and Ann will do a short talk on companion and succession planting.


Clover

Before the garden opened for the season, we removed the wood chips in the original half of the garden, and clover was purchased and seeded as a replacement. This clover is not a weed, and should be left to grow.



Viki's Recommended Reading

Advice from Hudson Valley Seed Company on what you should be doing in June. Also this article discusses how to deal with sad-looking tomato plants. See Resources for other useful links.


We are seeing Colorado potato beetles in the High Plain Road garden. Here is one munching on an eggplant seedling. Squash or drop the bugs into soapy water. See Treatments for how to protect your plants.

What's Growing Now

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Andover Community Garden broke ground the spring of 2016. Our Association members have since enjoyed five great years of wonderful yields.


Our mission is to educate our members about organic gardening and to provide opportunities to them so that they can grow and harvest vegetables, herbs and flowers within a welcoming community setting.


Garden plots are open to all residents of Andover and surrounding towns who join our Association. If all garden plots are taken, we keep a waiting list from which we accept new members on a first come, first serve basis. Each Association member contributes an annual plot fee to cover maintenance. Once rented you can plant up your plot with organic seeds and plants, and reap the produce of your own plot.


High Plain Road Garden

The main garden is located on the Virginia Hammond Reservation, on High Plain Road across from the leaf composting site and the dog park. The site has 65 plots of various sizes:

4 feet x 10 feet plot: $34

4 feet x 20 feet plot: $68

5 feet x 10 feet plot: $42.50

5 feet x 25 feet plot: $106.25

2021 rental fees are based on a rate of $0.85 per square foot.

We are filled up for the 2021 season! To request to be placed on the waiting list for 2022, please fill out this form.

Main Street Garden

Nestled behind the Andover Center for History and Culture in the heart of downtown Andover, this smaller garden has 11 plots:

5 feet x 20 feet plot: $85

5 feet x 10 feet plot: $42.50

2021 rental fees are based on a rate of $0.85 per square foot.

We are filled up for the 2021 season! To request to be placed on the waiting list for 2022, please fill out this form.