Tonsmeire Community Gardens

Spring and summer are premium gardening months. It is the perfect time to grow a few veggies in planters, have an indoor herb garden or try your hand at a few small outdoor flower pots. At our Tonsmeire communities, we have community gardens!

Community gardens are just one of the many unique amenities our rental communities have to offer. The community gardens are a great way to spend time outdoors, get to know your neighbors and have some fun. Not sure you’ve got a green thumb? We’ve listed some tips to help you get started growing some green goodies.

Gone are the days of needing a yard to have a garden. Neighbors can work together to plant, harvest and maintain the crops all in a space that’s professionally built just for that purpose.

Try growing some hearty home staples like tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, celery or go bold and try spicy jalapeno peppers and crunchy kale. The possibilities are endless when you’ve got a dedicated community garden just steps from your door. 

Is Maintaining/Harvesting a Garden Difficult?

The time and effort needed to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs depend on what the crop is. Different vegetables will need more water, attention, light and room than others. If you’re new to gardening, try low-effort crops with short harvest times to get you started. 

When your crops are almost ready to harvest, you’ll want to check them often. Once ready simply snip off, dig up or pick your produce. Don’t let ripe produce sit too long, or it might go bad.

I’ve Harvested My Produce, Now What?

Bring your bounty inside and give it a good wash before eating. Sharing with neighbors or having a potluck at one of the barbeque and grill stations is a great way to enjoy the bounty in your community. 

Wherever you find yourself looking for a rental, consider one of the Tonsmeire communities. We’ve been building and renting apartments and rental homes in the area for over 50 years and our professional team of leasing agents are excited to help you find your new home.