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Any Gardener's from Southeast New Mexico?

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Post  marie.a.johnson2 on 1/29/2013, 2:55 pm

Hello everyone,
I am a newbie square foot gardener from Carlsbad, NM. My neighbor and I are constructing our first square foot beds this coming spring. Any tips or advice for gardening in the desert? We're in the middle of a drought and of course we get really hot windy summers. Marie
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Re: Any Gardener's from Southeast New Mexico?

Post  Goosegirl on 1/29/2013, 9:03 pm

welcome Marie! Glad to have you here!

We have several gardeners in Arizona, Texas, and So Cal, and a few in the Las Vegas area. They should be able to help you with issues related to your climate. Personally, I am buried in snow and am only dreaming of gardening in a hot desert! I see you have already found the regional forums, so be nosey!

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Re: Any Gardener's from Southeast New Mexico?

Post  Lemonie on 1/29/2013, 9:25 pm

glad you\'re here Marie! happy hi Keep browsing through the forum and you should find lots of topics for the exact obstacles you face. The good news is, you should be able to garden year around. I've seen a number of great discussions on here about how to shade your garden and include unique watering systems and conservation. There are even some members in your zone that have done wicking or pond beds (raised bed with a water cistern underneath) for sandy areas and there are usually good picture how to's along with them. You can also contact your local cooperative extension office to see what varieties grow best in your area. The best advise I can offer is to stick with the Mel's Mix (MM) instructions very closely and that will give you the best start!
I have found the search box in the bottom left of the page to be a fantastic tool to find what you're looking for. Hopefully some friends from your region will chime in here shortly to help you along your way.
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Re: Any Gardener's from Southeast New Mexico?

Post  walshevak on 1/30/2013, 7:39 am

This is the best thread on your region that I have seen. Old, but also has some utube exposure.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t2676-just-finished-building-my-four-4-x8-x20-raised-beds

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Post  marie.a.johnson2 on 1/30/2013, 4:10 pm

Thanks Kay, I will check it out and get back to you. Marie
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Post  marie.a.johnson2 on 1/30/2013, 4:17 pm

Hello Kay,
OMG what an awesome link. It was just what I needed to see. Again thanks so much.
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Re: Any Gardener's from Southeast New Mexico?

Post  ChristyMC on 5/8/2013, 3:49 pm

I am actually located in Alamogordo, NM Smile So I guess you could say we are neighbors. I wish I could give some advice but my attempts at gardening have not been too successful yet. Mostly due to having two babies in the last two years. The biggest problem I have faced is bermuda grass that invades our garden beds no matter what we have tried. If we can find the time this year we will be raising our beds up off the ground, but since it's already late to start planting it will probably be for fall crops Wink
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