Podcast Transcript Are You Tending Your Soil Microbes as Winter Approaches? As the days are getting shorter and the weather’s getting colder, it’s tempting to put your farm or garden soil on the back burner, so to speak, and start thinking about: how to store all the produce you just harvested who to invite over … Read more
Gardens are blooming in 2020 The year 2020 is proving to be a challenge for everyone whose health or business has been impacted by the global pandemic. Every decision maker, from mom and pop to corporate executives and leaders of nations is faced with uncertainty. Garden centers are a niche market that seems to be … Read more
Today’s informed consumers are growing food at home to ensure that what they are consuming is both free of pesticides and rich in nutrients. These growers are quick to learn there are a lot of confusing so-called best practices for gardening, pest management, and soil amendments. No doubt, some of this confusion centers around over-anxious … Read more
The cut flowers shown in this infographic were grown in New Mexico at Calhoun Flower Farms (http://www.calhounflowerfarms.com). Tune into Episode 25 of our Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets Podcast, coming in September, 2019. Hear why the gals at the Calhoun Flower Farms are helping New Mexican’s Sniff the Tradition.
If you are wondering how to keep pests off your tomato plants this summer, it is worth knowing that plants have numerous built in defense systems that keep insects and disease organisms in check. In fact, when insects are nibbling on your garden vegetables, it is likely that improper irrigation, poor soil quality, or missing … Read more
First time gardeners may be tempted to focus on the plants they want to buy, but if you are growing a garden to feed your family, soil health and nutrition comes first. In Episode 15 of Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets, horticulture specialist Libby Hamilton shares tips to help New Mexico gardeners succeed growing vegetables at … Read more