|Michele and ElanaSue weeding the beds|
Weeding the beds was high on our agenda today as the wild amaranth was chocking parsley, oregano and eggplant. The stem of the plant is cut just above ground, leaving the root in the beds for organic matter. We harvested two 5-gallon buckets of amaranth from just two beds. Next time you come, bring a plastic bag to take some of these edible weeds home. I had a dinner of steamed amaranth tonight. That so called "weed" is quite delicious and nutritious.
The fence was relocated to make room for more raised beds.
For the next two weeks I will be taking care of the house at Dandelion Ranch as Dan and Giselle went on a road trip with the kids. If our current schedule (Sat. 3-6pm, Wed. 3-6pm) doesn't suit you and you want to come visit (13 turkey eggs are about to hatch any day!), please give me a call 505-796-6006. I will be working in the garden everyday.
|June 26. First day of gardening at Dandelion Ranch|
Who says it's hard to grow food in New Mexico?