Food

HOT weather veggies for the high desert

My own experiences aren’t very useful as almost everything I grew last year was transplanted way LATE.  I started the seedlings and then had no place to put them until we built the raised beds. One exception are TOMATOES, been growing those for years. I’ve tried some seeds advertised as hot weather tomatoes, but consistently found that cherry tomatoes did best.  …

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Getting ready for fruit and nut tree ordering

We’re definitely going to plant some fruit and nut trees this spring.  Just got the order form from the  College of Southern Nevada Desert Garden Center in partnership with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Dave Wilson Nursery: Winter/Spring 2010 Community Fruit Tree Order Form They also have the Wonderful pomegrantes, although not on the …

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EPA approves highly toxic pesticide methyl iodide to replace methyl bromide

Today I heard the Living on Earth report about the EPAs approval of methyl iodide. New Pesticide, Old Problems … The chemical also injures the nervous system and he says developing brains of children and fetuses could be especially vulnerable. Fifty-three scientists, including six Nobel laureates, joined Schettler in the letter, calling EPA’s approval of …

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