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Aaron update...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/05/29 - 4:17pm

From Aaron's mother on Facebook:  Aaron was released from Cho Ray Hospital last Friday in Vietnam where he has spent over 8 weeks.  We just finished up our exit arrangements...taking care of visa and passport issues and are flying back to the states via Manila.  Aaron is heading to a nice beach town in Florida where he is going to continue his recovery.  People here have NO idea how lucky we are to have the type of healthcare we have in the states.  72,97,89,0,B

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Finally some rain?

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/05/28 - 2:48pm

A little rain prep. Took awhile, but I finally got the ol' water pump started in case I get a rain event that allows me to pump extra water out of the arroyo. I have two 3,000 gallon tanks waiting for a refill. It has been 2 years since I had enough sudden rain to do this.  A fast half inch will cause the arroyo to run for about an hour which is enough time to fill a 3,000 gallon tank with this pump.  89,99,65,0,B

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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2019/05/27 - 12:22pm
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but we shall all be changed...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2019/05/26 - 1:30pm
1 Corinthians 15: 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
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new doves update...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 3:04pm
The hatchlings are sprouting feathers...92,103,75,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/05/24 - 2:56pm
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Pepino News

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/05/23 - 4:01pm
Years ago when I first built Pepino (my 12VDC swamp cooler), I bought a bunch of greenhouse evaporative cooler pads for it. After a lot of trial and error, I found this type of pad works best for my application.  Been noticing that last years pad just isn't cooling like it should so I used the last new chunk I had on hand to replace it. That made a 10° cooling difference.  Ordered a new slab that should cover me for the next three years. Each replacement requires a 12" piece.  76,105,93,0,B  

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come and go...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/05/22 - 2:27pm
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Hoop House class

Home Grown New Mexico - Thu, 2019/04/11 - 8:08pm

For those of you signed up to attend the Hoop House class this Sunday, here is a map of where they are located on the SFCC campus.

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Time to plant greens!

Home Grown New Mexico - Wed, 2019/04/03 - 10:16am

April is a great time to plant greens like spinach, lettuce, cabbage and mustard greens. Plant now so you will get some greens to eat before it gets too hot. When it is hot they will bolt and become bitter. They can be grown in part shade to last longer when the heat comes. The spinach was actually started last spring and made it through the winter and the chartreuse and purple bok choi were put out 3 weeks ago. All are covered at night with row cover.

Other good crops to plant in April are bok choi and chard. They are real workhorses in the garden being able to withstand our cold and hot seasons. They can be grown in part shade to full sun.

Also good crops to plant in April are beets and carrots. Be sure to plant these in areas of your garden that are getting full sun and water 2 times a day until they are up.

Of course all this is dependent on your soil being warm enough now. How warm should your soil be? Between 40-60 degrees. How do you know how to tell? Get a soil thermometer and stick it in your soil about 2 inches deep. Here is a soil temperature chart to help you know when to plant veggies.

And these plants should still be covered with row cover at night because of our cold temperatures.

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NEW! Santa Fe starts a ‘Seed Library’

Home Grown New Mexico - Thu, 2019/03/21 - 4:23am

Santa Fe Seed Library Kickoff-Saturday, March 23
If you are a gardener in Santa Fe, you should be excited about this. Santa Fe is starting a Seed Library in the Santa Fe Southside Library branch off Jaguar. All free this Saturday.

The Santa Fe Seed Library will provide open-pollinated seed to the Santa Fe Community and will encourage the development of a community of seed savers and seed stewards. The Santa Fe Seed Library is a collaboration between the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners. In addition to providing access to open-pollinated seeds, the Seed Library will offer a number of free public programs to help facilitate the growth of a community of climate-savvy gardeners.

This Saturday is the kickoff of it with guest speakers, info tables, a Seed Swap and the movie ‘Seed: The Untold Story‘ and of course seeds! Home Grown New Mexico will be there with an info table on our classes this year and will be putting on a mini-seed swap.  It will be open from 1 to 4pm at Santa Fe Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM, Hope to see you there!

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SPRING FLING POTLUCK-this Sunday March 24

Home Grown New Mexico - Mon, 2019/03/18 - 7:01am

Come to our potluck this Sunday and share some food and garden experiences! Come get the class flyers for 2019!

 

Sunday, March 24th
4 to 6 pm

Spring Fling Potluck-FREE!
Come to our Spring Fling Potluck and find out what Home Grown New Mexico classes and events are being held in 2019. Please bring a dish. Jannine will go over the class schedule.

Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!

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