From The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Center for Food, Agriculture and the Environment.
"Planting a Vegetable Garden"-
Some Local Nurseries and Garden Centers-
3 miles from SRCG:
Ricky's Flower Market
238 Washington St.
Somerville, MA (Union Square T)
c. 4.5 miles from SRCG:
Mahoney Garden Centers
499 Western Ave.
c. 5 miles from SRCG:
The Allendale Farm
259 Allendale Road
Pemberton Farms Marketplace
2225 Mass. Ave
c. 6 miles from SRCG:
280 Blanchard Road
c. 10 miles from SRCG:
Mahoney’s Garden Center
242 Cambridge St.
270 Hillside Street
More than 10 miles from SRCG:
339 South Great Road (Rte. 117)
Lincoln, MA (c 18 miles from SRCG)
Russell’s Garden Center
397 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA (c. 18-19 miles from SRCG)
Hingham (19 miles from SRCG)
Hopkinton (25 miles from SRCG)
Chelmsford (26 miles from SRCG)
Boston Community Gardens History:
Hurricane Tips from Mahoney's Garden Center
- Secure Outdoor Furniture & Umbrellas
Bring in or securely cover any furniture that might go flying. Take down umbrellas and bring indoors – they're known to take joy rides in high winds.
- Bring Hanging Baskets Inside
Don't let your gorgeous hanging baskets fall to their demise!
- Stake New Trees
Use at least three (3) stakes and ties to secure newly planted trees – young roots aren't established enough to protect trees from high winds.
- Take Down Bird Feeders & Wind Chimes
But remember to fill it and put it out so your feathered friends can eat soon after the storm.
- Secure Trellises & Arbors
Add a few more nails or tie them to something secure.
- Bring Pottery or Container Gardens Inside
Hurricanes are bound to knock over your container gardens & pottery – bring them into a sheltered area.
- Harvest Vegetables or Bring Plants Inside
Harvest as much as possible – tomatoes are particularly vulnerable to high winds. Not ripe yet? Try Fried Green tomato recipes! If in containers, follow tip number 6.
Boston Public Market - KITCHEN
Farmers' Almanac - Spring Planting Guide
Urban Organic Gardener
Farmers Markets in Boston- www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/boston-farmers-markets