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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

Organic Gardening with a Small Space

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 23, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing
 
Do you have the itch to garden but feel like you don't have the space? You don’t need a hundred acres (or even one!) to have a beautiful, fragrant, and productive organic garden. With a...
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The Basics of Organic Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 16, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Many people around the world are becoming aware of how their food is produced. They realize that pesticides have serious health and environmental price tags, and that GMOs are unhealthy and not...

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Harvest More With Vertical Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 09, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

There are many reasons to grow up in your garden. You may have a small garden space or only a balcony. There might be a blank or unattractive wall you’d like to cover. Perhaps you need some...

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How to Start Companion Planting

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 05, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Certain plants thrive when planted in combination with others in the garden. They boost growth, repel pests, and improve flavor for each other. Aside from the benefits to your plants, companion...

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How to Plant a Container Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on May 19, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

There are many uses for container gardening. Your outdoor living area might be a small balcony. Maybe you have a yard and a garden, but want to decorate your patio with plants or keep an herb...

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How to Plant a Three Sisters Garden

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

Thousands of years ago, corn, beans, and squash grew together in the wild in Mesoamerica, near today’s Oaxaca, Mexico. They had a symbiotic relationship with each plant benefitting the others. As...

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How to Grow an Organic Cut Flower Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on May 05, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

I love flowers. I can’t get enough of them in my life. But to have constant bouquets in the house, I’d have to demolish the beauty of my flower beds. The only answer is a separate bed, or beds,...

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12 Month Guide to Organic Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on May 03, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Any long-time organic gardener knows that gardening is not just a summer activity! There are many chores and tasks to stay on top of a healthy, organic garden all year round. One benefit of...

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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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