Squash tips-dealing with squash vine borers and squash bugs
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
5d ago
This is an updated and expanded post on squash bugs that I posted in 2011. It’s squash season! I get a lot of questions about how to control squash bugs and squash vine borers. They are a veggie gardener’s nemesis. I have read and tried several things and think a few help. Here’s a list ..read more
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Cauliflower gratin-A cooking day
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
2w ago
A cooking day- One of my cauliflowers I picked this week was purple. Today I made a cauliflower gratin. Letting it cool now. Can’t wait to try it!   Also I made an apricot/blueberry Claufutis for dessert. The apricots were from our tree at work. The blueberries were from the store ..read more
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Growing Cauliflower
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
2w ago
In early spring I started seeds inside for cauliflower-purple and orange varieties. I planted them outside under row cover (it was cold back then) and they loved that cool spring. I kept them under that row cover when it warmed up to keep them cooler since it is a cool season crop. Then I took ..read more
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My favorite peppers To Grow
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by giant veggie gardener
1M ago
I love growing peppers. But not the hot ones New Mexico is so famous for. Now I love NM chiles but I can buy those chiles (that is how we spell it in NM-not chilis). And not those screaming hot ones that are the latest fad for those who want to see how much heat ..read more
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HOT! 94 degrees today—Uggh!
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
1M ago
This week and particularly tomorrow is HOT temperature wise. I went out a little later this am and only lasted 1 hour. Trying to get winter and summer squash seeds in their prospective beds. I had to redesign and replace the drips but I burnt out before actually getting the seeds in. So I will ..read more
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Garden Lecture June 12
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
1M ago
I’m redoing the presentation on vegetable gardening due to popular demand. If you missed it, here’s your chance to get many tips on veggie gardening. When: Saturday June 12, 2024 Time: 6 pm to 7:30 Where: Santa Fe Public Library-community room 6559 Jaguar Dr. Santa Fe   ..read more
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Garden almost in…
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
1M ago
So I hope you all have been busy planting in May and now in June. I just took the last wall of waters (WOWs) off the tomatoes as it is going to get very hot mid week and I didn’t want to fry them inside the WOWs. So I recommend you take them off as ..read more
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Rodent Control Tip
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
2M ago
I’m a birder and we feed the birds and noticed in one of the bird seed stores that they offer a seed cylinder with hot chili flavor. I thought it was some kind of NM chili gimmick but they told me at the store that squirrels do not like hot chili but birds can’t taste ..read more
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April is here. Where have I been? Starting Plants Inside
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
3M ago
April is here. Where have I been? I had 2 rotator cuff tendons and bicep tendon surgery on Dec 12 with the idea I will be gardening by June (and flyfishing too). The bicep tendon is attached to a bolt that was screwed into my humerus bone. It’s been a long hard recovery-I am in ..read more
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Create a Garden Hotbed using an Old French Technique
Giant Veggie Gardener
by giant veggie gardener
6M ago
Hotbeds have been used for hundreds of years. Hotbeds are basically the same as a cold frame, but use manure with compost as a heat source in early spring. In France, when transportation was done by horses, not cars, people would take the stall litter which was a mix of manure and straw for heat ..read more
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