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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

Help Save Pollinators: Plant an Organic Butterfly Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 28, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Plants provide food, medicine, and fiber for humans and wildlife. About 85% of plants need to be pollinated in order to make seed to reproduce. Pollinators, which include native bees, honey bees,...

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Difference Between Heirloom, Open Pollinated, and Hybrid Seed

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 15, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Springtime can be overwhelming when you are planning your garden. There are many decisions to make, and the choices seem endless. When you are buying organic seeds and plants, you need to decide...

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Should You Plant Seeds or Starts in Your Organic Garden?

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 07, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

In your organic garden planning, you need to make a planting schedule. In order to do that, you need to know which seeds to start ahead indoors and which to direct seed into the garden. If you...

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April Organic Gardening Chores

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

 

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Soundscaping: What it Is and How to Use it in Your Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on March 29, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

 Each year, the Garden Media Group puts out an annual report of trends for the upcoming year. The theme for 2017 is growing 365 days a year, and one of the categories is Wellness.

It’s a fact that

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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 about...
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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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