Community gardens are a happy place where residents can get their hands dirty to raise farm-to-table produce and colorful flowers. The connection to the earth allows both the experienced gardener and the novice to nurture a seed to maturity. Isabel’s Garden is seated in a sunny place along the Johns River. The manicured dividers between the garden plots add to the English-style atmosphere.
Tomatoes, peppers, radishes, greens, and watermelons are popular fruit and vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil. The growing season begins in March and crops are harvested as late as December.
Flowers commonly grown in the area include daffodils, tulips, lilies, sunflowers, and assorted mountain wildflowers. Herbs easy to grow in Isabel’s Garden include rosemary, basil, oregano, sage, and mint.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of our labor at the dinner table. Residents at The Coves Mountain River Club have the option of maintaining their own garden plot or retaining assistance from our garden committee.
Participating in a community garden is a great way to improve our health by eating more fresh produce. It’s also a way to meet new neighbors and enjoy the beauty of the mountain-fed Johns River.
Average annual temperatures for growing
High 69° - Low 44°
High 86° - Low 64°
High 68° - Low 46°
High 52° - Low 28°
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