Soil3 Fundraiser

Support the programs run by our member volunteers and get quality compost for your garden at a discounted price. Soil3 is certified for organic gardening.

Are you looking for the Big Yellow Bag – a cubic yard? Please go to Soil3.com and enter code MGGwinnett1 to receive your discount. Note that our code is only valid from March 16 – 30. The Mini Cube and Mini Garden Kit must be ordered on our website to obtain the discount.

The Mini Cube is 1 cubic foot of humus compost @ $13.99. The Soil3 Mini Garden Kit is a Mini Cube plus a 7 gallon root pouch @ $20.99. You can order here using the PayPal buttons below or print our Soil3 flyer and mail the flyer with a check. These orders must be placed by April 4th.

Pick up for the Mini Cubes and Garden Kits will be on April 10th

9AM-12PM at the Snellville Community Garden at Briscoe Park!

Note that any order that is not picked up (or arranged to be picked up) will be donated to the Community Garden.

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Soil Mini Cube $13.99 each

Soil Garden Kit $20.99 each

2021 Grants

Our association is proud to announce awards totaling $5000 for these grant projects in Gwinnett County.  We’re particularly glad to see five schools participate in their school gardens to educated young folks.  These endeavors are:

  • Berkley Lake Elementary
  • Lilburn Camp Creek Greenway/Ladybugs
  • Snellville Community Garden
  • Ferguson Elementary
  • GPLT/Mary Kistner Center
  • McDaniel Farm Park
  • Peachtree Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • SE Gwinnett Food Coop
  • St. John Neuman
  • Vines Park

Gwinnett Hardiness Zone & Frost Dates

Hardiness Zone
The purpose of the USDA Hardiness Zones map is for growers and gardeners to determine which plants will tolerate the area’s climatic conditions. The map’s basis is the minimum extreme temperature that can potentially occur, which is divided into 14 separate zones across the country. Gwinnett County is in Zone 7b, meaning that the winter temperatures could drop to five to 10 degrees, although the occurrence is quite rare. Zone 7b is too far north for some plants, such as citrus plants, which prefer the hardiness zones in Central and Southern Florida. Georgia’s coastal counties are in zone 8b, meaning the temperature could drop to as low as 15 to 20 degrees. Plants that thrive on the coast and the rest of South Georgia, such as oleanders and sago palms, could suffer in our zone during an extreme cold weather event. Most plants for sale at local garden centers have USDA Hardiness Zones on their labels. Make sure your purchase ones that are adapted to Zone 7b.

First and Last Frost Dates
In addition to knowing your hardiness zone, every gardener should know the average frost dates. These dates are the key to successful planting. Just look at the instructions on a seed packet or plant tag. “Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed.” Or, “Plant six weeks before the first frost in fall”. Frost dates are also important when it comes to pruning and executing pest control measures.
Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and may or may not hold true every year. In the spring, planting instructions often refer to the average date of the last frost, which is the date on which the last frost has already occurred. Remember – this is an average. This means that if you plant after this date, there is a good chance there will not be any more frosts and frost-sensitive plants should be safe outdoors. Still, you should watch the weather forecasts and be prepared to provide protection … just in case.
The first frost date of autumn helps you time fall plantings, when to bring your tender houseplants indoors and when to harvest tender vegetables. Again, the first frost date is an average and frost may occur before then. It is best to keep an eye on the weather and be prepared.

Authors:
Timothy Daly, University of Georgia Extension Gwinnett County | Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Agent
Ann Langley, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, Class of 2017

2012 Garden Tour Information

 

2012 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the garden tour and plant sale benefit the community projects of the Gwinnett Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners will be available at each site to answer your questions and handle ticket.  Plants will be available for purchase at one of the gardens.  The location will be announced closer to tour day. Please check our website for the location.

General Information:

  • Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at any of the three private gardens.   Tickets purchased on tour day are $20. Tickets will not be available at Harvest Farm or Parsons Elementary School.
  • Please check our website before you begin the tour for any new garden tour information or possible changes.
  • No strollers in the gardens.  Parents must hold their children’s hands.
  • No pets are allowed in the gardens.
  • The garden tour will be held rain or shine.
  • Gardens are not wheelchair accessible.