Category Archives: Gardening

NM Native Pollinator Pocket Guides

My favorite entomologist, Dr. Tess Grasswitz, has published new and FREE guides to beneficials in New Mexico. They are available for download from NMSU’s website and have great photos and descriptions. Go to the above link and scroll to the … Continue reading

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Local Winter Vegetables and Meat in Albuquerque

Got potatoes? Squash? Beef? Pork? If not, two farmers in our bioregion will be making deliveries in the next few weeks. Kristen from Boxcar Farms will be making her annual wholesale heirloom potato/squash delivery on Nov. 13. Don’t miss out … Continue reading

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Last Workshops at Sunstone for the Year this Week!

Our workshop series is rapidly coming to a close for the year. It’s been a fun season meeting so many people! Here are details for the last workshops I will be teaching in 2010. This Wednesday, October 13, I will … Continue reading

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Beneficials in the Garden: Yellow Garden Spiders

I was just asking Tree if she had noticed any of my favorite black and yellow garden spiders in the garden this year. I hadn’t noticed any Argiope aurantias (even their name is gorgeous) and missed seeing their big sturdy … Continue reading

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Garlic for Sale at Sunstone

Inchelium Red garlic grown this year at Sunstone is now cured and available for sale on our website Inchelium Red garlic is a softneck heirloom variety of garlic that is perfect for braiding. A winner of national taste tests … Continue reading

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Starting Sweet Potato Slips, Part 2

Back in February, I wrote about how to start your own sweet potato slips for planting. You put your sweet potatoes in water. Et voila! They grow roots and shoots. Now what? The next step is to gently break off … Continue reading

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Goatie Girls Gone Wild

I know I’m going to suffer a lot of spam because of this title, but it fits. So it stays. Last week, I walked out to my office just after dawn, not noticing an overturned bench, mowed down echinacea or … Continue reading

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