Mid-October Garden 2016


Broccoli this year hasn’t flowered, but the small leaves are tender enough to eat.leeks-2fall-lettuce-and-dill

From leeks to lettuce, the garden is still active.

garlic-patchWe protect newly planted garlic from marauding chickens.

beetsBeets–a good fall veggie

greenhouse-plantingThis set of starters got a good drenching with compost tea.  Throughout the winter, we water the greenhouse from the gambusia (mosquito-eating) fish tank.  For now, row cover helps the ground stay moist in between waterings and in the cold of winter will keep the soil warm.


compost-tea-curing-in-wheelbarrowGarden gold:  compost tea curing in the sun.  It’s a mixture of compost, manure, and gambusia water.  It passed the smell test.

Potluck this coming Saturday, October 15. Bring a dish to share and a recipe. Someday maybe we’ll create a cookbook. We’ll eat about 11:30 and have a short general membership meeting. Those of you who worked with us this spring and helped us have another successful harvest, please come  visit. We need people to take home tomatoes!

Soilebration Nov. 12 at Soilutions


SOILebration Flyerhttp://soilutions.net/20years/

This is where we get our compost, seed starter, and potting soil.

9008 Bates Rd. SE
Albuquerque, NM

Take Broadway/Hwy 47 north of Isleta.  Turn west at the traffic light at Desert Rd. and continue for half a mile.  Turn south onto Bates Rd. just before the RR tracks and go south two miles until you see the sign for Soilutions on the left.