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Does Rio Rancho count as Albuquerque Valley?
Yes, mid April is usual last freeze or snow like last year.
what is a cover crop?
Great question, Donna! Cover crops are crops that are grown in between cash crops, intercropped with cash crops, or planted in the absence of a normal crop. They are grown to protect the land from soil erosion and loss of nutrients, and to add organic matter to the soil, which increases the soil microbial populations and diversity. Here's a link to more info: https://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/ifcpm/cover-cropping-systems.html
one or two manure providers claim their manure is organic. Is that safe or safer than getting manure from a private person who owns livestock?
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will you address using red wigglers--directly imto bed or into holding bin
What is the best recipe for potting mix?
Great Questions! We're keeping track of them. Some will be answered later in the presentation. Others we'll address at the end or share with John for his input and email you with the response. :)
Are there plans available for the waist-high raised beds?
Regarding manure, it depends on what hay they are using to feed the livestock. Did the hay producer use any herbicides? The person with livestock may not know how the hay was grown, unless they are growing their own forage crops. You can never be 100% sure. Use your best judgement.
I’m sorry if I missed this, but will the PP be accessible after this close is over?
You can find a lot of home made soil/planting mixes online. Here is an example from UFL. https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn-and-garden/homemade-potting-mix/
What is the difference between potting soil and potting mix, specifically for growing in containers outside?
what is an ollas?
What is the best mulch for wind-blown areas?
http://sacmg.ucanr.edu/files/164220.pdf• Univ of California ANR Extension• https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/soil-temperature-conditionsvegetable-seed-germination
these links are broken?
For the soil temperature, do we only choose night time temps?
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will you address square foot gardening..success, trials, poests, etc
This one works https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/soil-temperature-conditions-vegetable-seed-germination
missing hyphen before
thank you Lucinda!
this was broken too: https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-new-mexico-last-frost-datemap.php
the .php won’t link so try copy & paste
I tried again - it needs a hyphen after date-map
Tried kohlrabi for the first time last year and loved it!
I'm trying kohlrabi this year
We didn’t get enough to try it steamed, but loved it raw.
Ollas are clay jars that are buried in the soil or container, fill with water. the jar slowing releases water. It is an old method of watering in desert climates.
Could one use a plastic container with small holes as a cheaper alternative?
Red wigglers? depends on your goal. Do you have a worm farm and want to make compost tea or worm castings? If you add them directly to your beds, you need to be sure your beds stay moist. If the soil dries out they will retreat deeper into the soil profile. Dry soil, worms aren't happy they need moist soil to stay healthy.
When to Harvest Vegetables: https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/H216/welcome.html
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Soil temperatures, you are taking the temp of the soil not the air temperatures. The air temps at night will influence the temperature of the soils but you can't use the air temp to guess what the soil temperature may be.
We will be covering pest management for your garden on May 19th!
thank you for a very informative class and for answering the questions!
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I am on our city water system and we are on severe rationing already. If I container garden, is it okay to use household water to carry out to them?
What was the sub fill used before the soil used in the tall above ground beds?
Be careful with wood chip mulch as squash bugs love to hide in it.
Where does the application of worm castings fit into all of this?
If you build your soil with plenty of good organics, they will come to your soil.
I’ve been using what one of the pet stores calls “scratchings” as a mulch. Its inexpensive and works great!
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As long as I keep the “scratchings” moist, these high winds we’ve been suffering haven’t blown them away
Do you have any opinions about watering veggies from rain barrels catching water off the roof?
can you talk about using chicken droppings as a fertilizer and proper use
This has been terrific! Thank you so much.
Where do you get straw in Santa Fe?
Can you share any sources for straw bales?
Do the troughs have drainage holes in them ?
How about some plant based alternatives to animal manure?
village merchantille in corrales has straw for $8
Thank you!!! This has been a great session!!
I found straw on craigslist. Maybe feed stores.
Thanks for everything!!
Will you send this recording to us?
WINNERS!!! yeayyy!!! good luck everyone!!
The recording will be on the ready set Grow page