The plants in our gardens have been doing exceedingly well (and so have the weeds). We planted more seeds than necessary because we were not sure how many were going to germinate…but it turns out that we had over a 75% germination rate! As a result, we thinned out our gardens today, so that the plants will not be struggling with each other to survive. We thinned the corn, beans, and squash, but left the flowers and herbs in abundance. Then we put the small plants in cups, and we are giving them away to our volunteers and visitors. If you are interested in taking one of these native plants home, give us a call at 505-867-5351 to check for availability. We also have a buffalo gourd that has come up voluntarily in front of our gift shop, and has become quite prolific.
We have had some interesting weather here in New Mexico over the last week, including hail storms, tornadoes, rain, and plenty of heat. We are expecting some scattered thunderstorms today, but our plants are well adapted to this dry arid climate, and are flourishing despite the recent lack of rain. Be sure to check back next week to see how our gardens have progressed.
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