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Seed Starting, Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

At last, I found Redbud seeds in the mulch from Albuquerque, from my friend’s neighbor. I have six in moist seed starters in the greenroom and hope they sprout.  This tree is part of the Fabaceae (bean) family.  These beautiful … Continue reading

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Wild Edibles, New Mexico Goosefoot (Chenopodium neomexicana)

New Mexico Goosefoot is uncommon as wild edibles go, it is only native to New Mexico, Arizona, and west Texas.  It is similar to its cousin Lambs Quarters (C. album) and I use it the same.  Chenopodiums are all edible … Continue reading

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Rescue, Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. spp. cerulea)

Although my Blue Elderberries survived winter on the cold and windy northeast corner, the one farthest out has not sprouted any spring growth. Still alive, but it may be too stressed to get through a hot summer. I know, I … Continue reading

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Seed Planting, Gold Ball Turnip (Brassica rapa)

Just planted about 300 turnip seeds in a 2’x4′ area of one of my raised beds. No, I can’t raise anywhere close to 300 turnips in that tiny space! The photo shows the smoothed bed where I scattered the Gold … Continue reading

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Seed Starting, Dark Green Zucchini (Curcurbita pepo)

Heirloom Dark Green Zucchini is easy for a new gardener and a big producer of tender, dark green zucchini. In zucchini, eat the skin for the best nutrition and flavor. I will plant 3 in big pots and let them … Continue reading

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Creeping Forward on Potager

Worked outside for a while this morning, creeping along on my potager, specifically raised bed 5.  I finished row 1 and working row 2 of concrete.  My neighbor donated enough deadwood for layer one on the bed, so I grabbed … Continue reading

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Canning Chicken Stock/Soup

Today I canned 8 pints of chicken stock and chicken soup. I prefer my own canned stock and soup. The main flavor of commercial stocks are salt, and I just don’t tolerate salt like I once did. I have never … Continue reading

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