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Grow Y’own Fall/Winter Newsletter 2015

October 1, 2014

 

   The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is over! The  Farmer’s Market is loaded with fruits and veggies waiting to be canned. I’ll be undertaking my traditional all-Sunday canning of 10 different kinds of hot peppers, with carrots, onions, garlic, and fresh oregano, with Tahitian lime vinegar and Sicilian lemon olive oil! Nothing better to reach for in mid-Winter when the winds are whipping about outside, the snow is flying, and our bodies are begging for some internal heat.

   It’s the start of October, and already the weather is forecasting cool temps and possibly some good moisture. Its time to get your Fall/Winter gardens going, set up your heat systems, and order your Winter covers (please don’t wait till the last minute!). We are ready and available to come over and clean out your bed(s), mix in some good Winter fertilizers, plant more if necessary, repair any faulty covers, and get you snugged up for the cooler months ahead. You can call anytime to 466-0393 or 490-1849 for appointments. If you live out of the Santa Fe area, I am always available for free consultation and information at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or  by phone. If this is your first Winter growing experience, then I want to make it as productive as possible. If you’ve done this before, then maybe I can help make it a better growing season for you.

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Grow Y’own Summer/Fall Newsletter

September 1,2015

 News out of the box!

   Grow Y’own has aligned with the Climate

Change Leadership Institute (CCLI), in an effort to call on Santa Fe to adopt a climate impact fee (averaging $25/yr per household)

to be used to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and fund the most strategic and uplifting sutainability initiatives including solar power(beginning at the south side library), low income household weatherization, community gardens, and bike lane expansion.

   There was a community awareness event at Verve Gallery on Wed. Sept. 2nd from 5:30-7pm to discuss procedures and planning for the future.

Read more: Grow Y’own Summer/Fall Newsletter

Fall/Winter Newsletter, 10/1/2014

The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is over! The  Farmer’s  Market is loaded with fruits and veggies waiting to be  canned. I’ll be undertaking my traditional all-Sunday  canning of 10 different kinds of hot peppers, with carrots,  onions, garlic, and fresh oregano, with Tahitian lime vinegar and Sicilian lemon olive oil! Nothing better to  reach for in mid-Winter when the winds are whipping  about outside, the snow is flying, and our bodies are  begging for some internal heat.

It’s the start of October, and already the weather is forecasting cool temps and possibly some good moisture. Its time to get your Fall/Winter gardens going, set up your heat systems, and order your Winter covers (please  don’t wait till the last minute!).

Read more: Fall/Winter Newsletter, 10/1/2014

Grow Y’own Spring 2014 Newsletter

 Hello Grow Y’owners and Happy? Spring! Most of you here in the Santa Fe area got the  rain/snow/wind/freeze last night. Aberrant to be sure, but its going to move out today and we’ll  be back to warm weather again.

Some of you have called in and said you had an aphid problem. First suggestion is spray them  off with a light spray of water. Second is to go get some ladybugs at Agua Fria Nursery and introduce  them into your bed. They will take care of business  within a couple of days. Don’t rip out your plants  unless they are infested beyond recovery. For those of you who are not from around Santa Fe, you can  check with your local nurseries for the ladies, or go online to Amazon and get a pack for $5.99 from  one of many sources. You’ll get them in @3 days.

Read more: Grow Y’own Spring 2014 Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2013

Heating.  Big snowfall all around the Santa Fe area last night and today. With the temps dropping to 20, its time to take action for sustaining the frigid onslaught of Winter. The  2 cover system is a given. The Summer cover serves as the insulation layer, and the Winter cover is the waterproof layer. Together, they act like a double-paned window. The heavy-duty 6 mil plastic cover goes OVER the polypropylene Summer cover. If you don’t have a Winter cover, then a tarp or heavy blanket will do. The heat pot and light is a most important second option. Heating the ambient air inside the covers keeps the plants in a more stable environment, rather than the overnight swing from heat to cold. 

Read more: Winter Newsletter 2013

GROW Y'OWN FALL NEWSLETTER 10/2/2011

Hello Fellow Grow Y'owners! Its end of Summer, and time to harvest the season's crops, and plant seeds and starts for the Fall and Winter. Agua Fria Nursery, here in Santa Fe, has loads of starts and all your seeds needs. While you're there, check out the Grow Y'own bed that's overflowing with this Summer's plantings! Recommended plantings at this time of year would be chard, kales, kohlrabi, garlic after the first frost, beets, tatsoi, arugula, spinach, lettuces, peas, herbs- all except basil and cilantro, broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts.

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