Master Gardener Section

  Welcome,
 

I write articles for the Doña Ana Master Gardener Newsletter about kitchen gardening, or some aspect of local food. Illustrated versions of those articles are linked below. The pdf files are of articles as they were printed in the newsletter and are useful for printing.

MG Demonstration Garden Page - link

MG Intern Nov 5, 2009 Training Class Information - link

There are links to Master Gardener websites at the bottom of this page.

Master Gardener Newsletters Article Content Listing By Issue - 2007-2010 (link)

 

 
Gardening Articles & Talks
by Darrol Shillingburg
 
 
 
Gardening Articles & Talks
    Master Gardener
by Darrol Shillingburg     Newsletters
      Sept 2012 (pdf)
Aug 2012 (pdf)
July 2012 (pdf)
June 2012 (pdf)
May 2012 (pdf)
2012
    April 2012 (pdf)

 

    March 2012 (pdf)
      Feb 2012 (pdf)
      Jan 2012 (pdf)
       

2011

    Dec 2011 (pdf)
      Nov 2011 (pdf)
      Oct 2011 (pdf)
      Sept 2011 (pdf)

 

    Aug 2011 (missing)

Leeks

July2011 pdf July 2011 (missing
Peppers Jun 2011 pdf June 2011 (pdf)
      May 2011 (pdf)
Growing Tomatoes in Las Cruces Apr 2011   April 2011 (pdf)
Annotated Listing of NMSU Horticulture Publication
for Home Gardens
Mar 2011 pdf  
Carrots Mar 2011 pdf March 2011 (pdf)
February Planting Reminder Feb 2011 pdf Feb 2011 (pdf)
Spinach Feb 2011 pdf  
Peas Jan 2011 pdf Jan 2011 (pdf)

   
2010
     2010
Lettuce Dec 2010 pdf Dec 2010 (pdf)
Fava Beans Nov 2010 pdf Nov 2010 (pdf)
Garlic Oct 2010 pdf Oct 2010 (pdf)
Radishes Sep 2010 pdf Sept 2010 (pdf)
Collard Greens Aug 2010   Aug 2010 (pdf)
Second Season Gardening Talk Jul 2010   July 2010 (pdf)
      June 2010 (pdf)
      May 2010 (pdf)
      April 2010 (pdf)
      Mar 2010 (pdf)
      Feb 2010 (pdf)
Strategies for the Windy Season Feb 2010 pdf Jan 2010 (pdf)

   

2009

         2009
  Dec 2009 (pdf)
      Nov 2009 (pdf)
      Oct 2009 (pdf)
      Sept 2009 (pdf)
Bordered Patch Butterflies in the Garden Aug 09 pdf Aug 2009 (pdf)
      July 2009 (pdf)
      June 2009 (pdf)
Summer Lettuce May 09 pdf May 2009 (pdf)
Annual Planting Chart for Las Cruces - Web Version Mar 09 pdf April 2009 (pdf)
Annual Planting Chart for Las Cruces - Print Version Mar 09 pdf Mar 2009 (pdf)
Twenty-Three Varieties to Plant in February Feb 09 pdf Jan 2009 (pdf)

   
2008
     2008
  Dec 2008 (pdf)
      Nov 2008 (pdf)
      Oct 2008 (pdf)
      Aug/Sept 2008 (pdf)
    July 2008 (pdf)
Eighty-two Food Garden Varieties for Las Cruces June 08 pdf June 2008 (pdf)
List of Food Garden Varieties for Las Cruces rtf pdf April/May 2008 (pdf)
eXtension and eXtension Master Gardeners Mar 08 pdf March 2008 (pdf)
Levels of Difficutly Growing Food Plants Feb 08   Feb 2008 (pdf)
A Tomato In Winter Jan 08 pdf Jan 2008 (pdf)

   
2007
     2007
  Nov/Dec 2007 (pdf)
A Thistle in the Garden Oct 07 pdf Oct 2007 (pdf)
Kitchen Gardening - Revisited (Mar 05 article) Sep 07   Sept 2007 (pdf)
Getting to the Root of Productivity Aug 07 pdf Aug 2007 (pdf)
Blemishes on the Road to Ripe and Juicy June 07 pdf June/July 2007 (pdf)
Surprise and Delight May 07 pdf May 2007 (pdf)
Fava Green and Beans and Other Things April 07 pdf April 2007 (pdf)
Seed Saving for Allium Growers Mar 07 pdf March 2007 (pdf)
Radishes Gone Wild Mar 07 pdf Feb 2007 (pdf)
Joining the Gardeners' Network Feb 07   Jan 2007 (pdf)
The Seed Savers Allium Quiz Feb 07 pdf
Seeds of Chance - Selfers and Outcrossers Jan 07 pdf
Monthly Gardening Tasks - Feburary Jan 07  
Changes in the Export Bananas Business Jan 07  

2006

   
Gardens as Islands of Genetic Diversity Dec 06 pdf
Out of Africa/India/China - Cowpeas aka. Black Eyed Peas Nov 06 pdf
Out of Africa - Black Eyed Peas Oct 06 pdf
Dilemmas of the Untidy Gardener Sept 06 pdf
What is a Sustainable Garden? Aug 06 pdf
The Principled Gardener July 06 pdf
Feeding Aphids for Garden Balance June 06 pdf
Greening the Spuds May 06
Surfing for Master Gardeners Feb. 06
My Three Sisters - native companions gone organic Jan. 06

2005

   
The Beans of 2005 - my list of favorites Dec. 05  
To Vichyssoise and Beyond - more about leeks Nov. 05
Why Not Leeks? - growing leeks Oct. 05
Of Meals and Memories - recovering tastes slowly Sept 05
Degrees of Engagement - more about native foods Aug 05
Your Food Mileage May Vary - food sources July 05
How Much Is Enough? - space requirements June 05
Diversity Quiz - how much seed diversity is there? May 05
Diversity in the KG - growing native southwest foods Aprl 05
Kitchen Garden - philosophy, practice, photographs Mar 05
Broccoli - growing, varities and history Feb 05
 
 

2011

Leeks

Peppers
 
Growing Tomatoes in Las Cruces
Annotated Listing of NMSU Horticulture Publication
for Home Gardens
Carrots
February Planting Reminder
Spinach
Peas

2010
Lettuce
Fava Beans
Garlic
Radishes
Collard Greens
Second Season Gardening Talk
 
 
 
 
 
Strategies for the Windy Season

2009

 
 
 
 
Bordered Patch Butterflies in the Garden
 
 
Summer Lettuce
Annual Planting Chart for Las Cruces - Web Version
Annual Planting Chart for Las Cruces - Print Version
Twenty-Three Varieties to Plant in February

2008
 
 
 
 
Eighty-two Food Garden Varieties for Las Cruces
List of Food Garden Varieties for Las Cruces
eXtension and eXtension Master Gardeners
Levels of Difficutly Growing Food Plants
A Tomato In Winter

2007
 
A Thistle in the Garden
Kitchen Gardening - Revisited (Mar 05 article)
Getting to the Root of Productivity
Blemishes on the Road to Ripe and Juicy
Surprise and Delight
Fava Green and Beans and Other Things
Seed Saving for Allium Growers
Radishes Gone Wild
Joining the Gardeners' Network
The Seed Savers Allium Quiz
Seeds of Chance - Selfers and Outcrossers
Monthly Gardening Tasks - Feburary
Changes in the Export Bananas Business

2006

Gardens as Islands of Genetic Diversity
Out of Africa/India/China - Cowpeas aka. Black Eyed Peas
Out of Africa - Black Eyed Peas
Dilemmas of the Untidy Gardener
What is a Sustainable Garden?
The Principled Gardener
Feeding Aphids for Garden Balance
Greening the Spuds
Surfing for Master Gardeners
My Three Sisters - native companions gone organic

2005

The Beans of 2005 - my list of favorites
To Vichyssoise and Beyond - more about leeks
Why Not Leeks? - growing leeks
Of Meals and Memories - recovering tastes slowly
Degrees of Engagement - more about native foods
Your Food Mileage May Vary - food sources
How Much Is Enough? - space requirements
Diversity Quiz - how much seed diversity is there?
Diversity in the KG - growing native southwest foods
Kitchen Garden - philosophy, practice, photographs
Broccoli - growing, varities and history

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

Find out about New Mexico Master Gardeners - link (State MG Website)

Find out about Doña Ana County Master Gardeners - link

Need a Monthly List of Gardening Tasks? link

Annotated Listing of NMSU Horticulture Publication for Home Gardens - link

The snack menu for the October 7, 2004 meeting all came from my garden - its illustrated!

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