"Exciting things happening in Grants NM!! I just went to the first annual seed exchange sponsered by the local county extension office, and they are planning a seed library with a focus on native seeds. Grants will also be getting a…"
"Welcome back! Wish you were closer to Grants, I have a large garden, and am looking for someone to share the work and the produce! Good luck in a Sante Fe. There are a lot of gardeners in that area.
"Welcome Gloria! Garden Doc here from Grants NM. There is a slowly growing group here in NM, you can find us at yardsharing New Mexico pod. If you have any friends interested in gardening be sure to invite them."
"welcome aboard Brittany! let me know if and when you need any help with the community garden. As far as surplus we may also want to organize a produce exchange, or a "produce round-up" for the local food pantry and senior…"
"Hi everyone! Its too early to find out what Ill have a surplus of, but I think Marks idea is good. It would be fun to have a picnic or something in albuquerque around harvest time, we can share our spoils. I'd love to hear how…"
Gardening is therapeutic. I use only natural and organic methods. As I am aging I find that arthritis is slowing me down. I have space and resources but not as much ability to keep up with the garden. I would love to find someone in my area that would like to share the work and produce.
Skills and Tools I can share:
Most tools and space
Seeds, Fruit, Nuts or Veg I can share:
Corn, beans, cucumbers, squash, grapes(I hope this year). Would like to plant some berry bushes and strawberries this year. Open to suggestions.
Yes all my trees are or have already bloomed. I am planning on deploying Christmas tree lights around the ones that I want to try and grow fruit on. The majority of the 65 trees are still small and I am hoping that they wont frost so that the bees can feed off them and I will not let them produce for the next few years. Also I am getting in a package of bees and an extra queen so I will split them and make two colony's. This is kicking off on Thursday. I just traded some eggs and a straw bale for some grow lights so I will be seeding tomatoes, peppers etc under lights since I feel that I am behind already.
Glad to hear that you are getting your warm weather crops started. I looked again at your pictures and did not see a greenhouse ?
I think that's a terrific idea for a group Doc. Groups to work well really need a champion - so if you are willing to be the major domo there - I say go for it! Let me know if you need any help getting stated!
Greetings, From Parkland Hills Albuquerque. Thanks for reminding me about this site. Your gardens look wonderful, the whole setup. I am growing in a ground hoop house right now and thinking I need to change to the shade cloth. I am interested in your hoop picture with the shade cloth up half way. Also I have already started direct seeding and am getting sprouts now.Where about are you ?Looking forward to hearing about your place. Best ~ Mark
Hey Garden Doc. I'm in the far north east corner of NM, where NM,OK,TX,and CO come together. I joined HL while I lived in Colorado Springs. After moving to NM, I've been trying to promote it, but yeah it's kind of slow.
the winds here are awful. Today was not too bad. But it is still too early in the season to see what mother nature has in plan for my fruit trees. I a hoping that my apple tree will make it this year. I have not had plums for the past two years and my peach did not produce but a handful last year. Any new projects for your garden?