Gwinnett County’s McDaniel Farm Project Master Gardener volunteers will be cleaning up the demonstration garden and harvesting the last of this year’s produce during September. For the 2011 growing season, volunteers have harvested over 600 pounds of produce making this a record setting year for the garden. All harvested produce is donated to help feed the hungry in the area.
A new crop this year is sweet potatoes which will be ready to harvest in mid-September. We did a test dig today and found dozens of little potatoes. Okra is another record setting crop with some plants so tall we can’t reach the tops. New plantings of cole crops for fall will be in the raised beds close to the road where the plants can continue to grow while the main garden is plowed and planted in a cover crop for the winter.
As the garden winds down, volunteers will be shifting their focus to the Farm House where we will be replacing several plants and getting the walkway and rock wall beds ready for winter.
The Park is located off Old Norcross Road between Satellite Blvd and Pleasant Hill Road, near the Gwinnett Mall. Come on out and take a look at the entire circa 1930’s farmstead.