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Nan Fischer

Nan Fischer is the founder of the Taos NM Seed Exchange, a free community service for home gardeners to trade seed. She has been working with plants for 40 years as farmer, landscaper, home gardener, and nursery owner. She holds a degree in Plant Science from the University of New Hampshire, and shares her knowledge by teaching others how to grow their own food. She is a home and garden writer who takes time out for reading, hiking, gardening, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Recent Posts

March Organic Gardening Chores

Posted by Nan Fischer on March 08, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

March is a very exciting month for organic gardening with the anticipation of a new growing season after a dark and cold winter. If you still have snow on the ground, get serious...

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How to Plant Your First Organic Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on March 02, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Do you want to grow your own food, but don’t know where to begin? It can be overwhelming, so here are some simple instructions to grow easy vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

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How to Plan Your Garden for Seed Saving

Posted by Nan Fischer on February 20, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

We have all inadvertently saved a few seeds, probably through neglect of the garden. Maintenance gets ahead of us, we don’t deadhead flowers, or we miss a few vegetables in harvest. The result is...

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5 Easiest Plants for Seed Saving

Posted by Nan Fischer on February 17, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Whether you are a seasoned or new organic gardener, you will want to save your own seed some day. We’ve all accidentally neglected the garden and unwittingly grown seed, but this can send you on a...

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February Organic Gardening Chores

Posted by Nan Fischer on February 06, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

It’s cold. It might be snowing. You might be in the midst of a messy thaw. But you can’t deny the sun is moving north, and the days are getting longer. Garden season is not far behind! Brush off...

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Must Have Indoor Plants & Why You Need Them

Posted by Nan Fischer on January 31, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

The weather is warming up, and you are probably eager to get outside in the garden. But while you've got planting on the brain, wait for a spring rain to tackle your indoor plants as well! 

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7 Winter Care Tips for Thriving Houseplants

Posted by Nan Fischer on January 12, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Just like we slow down in winter, so do our houseplants. Thriving in summer, they are subjected to low light levels, short days, dry heated air, and a chilly house in winter. As their growth...

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11 Natural Holiday Decorations That Are Good for Your Home & Planet

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 07, 2016 under Living Happier & Healthier

If you need a change from the glitz and glare of lights and shiny ornaments, decorate with materials from nature this holiday season. Soft, subtle colors and textures are festive and relaxing.

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A Complete Guide to Indoor Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 21, 2016 under Home Gardens & Growing

Do you think of an indoor winter garden as pots of aromatic herbs on a sunny windowsill? Does that feel kind of limiting to you? Well, you can do a lot more than that!

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Organic Gardening Chores You Must Do in November, December & January

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 01, 2016 under Home Gardens & Growing

More than likely, your garden has been hit hard by frost now, ending the season. It’s time to look forward to the quiet and reflection the winter months provide.

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