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Knowledge Base

Articles that I have written for the Master Gardener Monthly Newsletter, plus information from other sources.

The Ecology of Gardening/Growing Food Ecologically - Slides
(talk given by me at Master Gardener meeting 4/18/07)

Strategies for the Windy Season

Summer Lettuce

A Tomato In Winter

Getting to the Root of Productivity

Blemishes on the Road to Ripe and Juicy

Surprise and Delight - discoveries in the garden

Fava Beans and Greens - Edible green manure

Radishes Gone Wild - How to and How not to

Seed Saving for Allium Growers - Continued

Seed Savers Allium Quiz - What to know - What to plant.

Seeds of Chance - Selfers and Outcrossers - Growing for seed

Gardens as Islands of Genetic Diversity - Diversity in native varieties

Out of Africa/India/China - Cowpeas (aka. Black Eyed Peas

Out of Africa - Black Eyed Peas - Origin & value of black eyed peas

Dilemmas of the Untidy Gardener - Yhe impact of personal style

What is a Sustainable Garden? - Guidelines to sustainability

The Principled Gardener - Creating a sustainable food garden

Feeding Aphids - For a balanced garden ecology

Broccoli - Growing, varities and history

Degrees of Engagement - More about native foods

Diversity in the KG - Growing native southwest foods

Diversity Quiz - How much seed diversity is there?

Food Mileage - Shortening the field to table distance

- Growing Perpetural Chard Spinach Beet

Greening the Spuds - Starting potatoes

How Much Is Enough? - Space requirements

Kitchen Garden - Philosophy, practice, photographs

Lettuce - Cultivation, varieties, photographs and history

Lettuce - Aslide show (flash player req.)

Of Meals and Memories - Recovering tastes slowly

Why Not Leeks? - Easy to grow Alliums

To Vichyssoise and Beyond - More about leeks

The Beans of 2005 - The beans I know and love

My Three Sisters - Adapting native companion planting

What's A Food System? - Attitudes about the food supply - pdf

Web Resource Sites
Composting & Mulching

Kitchen Gardening

Extension Service Varieties
Darrol's Varieties
82 Food Garden Varieties for Las Cruces
Winter Varieties
NMSU Home Gardening Publications List
The Local Food Page
Local Food System Resources
Gardeners Network Reports - 2005
Spring Planting Chart
Annual Planting Chart