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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

How to Grow Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in Your Organic Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 14, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Most holiday dinner tables will have some variation of potatoes and/or sweet potatoes. Plan now to grow your own in your organic garden for next year’s dinner!

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11 Sustainable Holiday Decorations That Are Good For The Planet

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 04, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

If you need a change from the glitz and glamor 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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Buying and Planting a Living Christmas Tree

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 04, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

It’s time for the annual ritual of buying a Christmas tree. These trees are grown on tree farms, and it takes about six years for one to grow to a saleable size. They are pruned repeatedly to grow...

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7 Indoor Gardening Tips for Thriving Houseplants

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 27, 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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How to Grow Squash and Pumpkins

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 10, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

November signals the beginning of the holiday season, which also means it's pumpkin pie season. There's nothing like making a pie using pumpkins from your own garden! Winter squash may also grace...

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Crop Rotation for a Healthy Organic Garden

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

As you clean up your garden and plan for next year, consider crop rotation to improve the soil and overall health of the garden. Make a record of this year’s vegetable beds and plan for different...

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

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

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

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7 Season Extenders to Enjoy a Longer Harvest

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

Fall is officially here! It’s a beautiful season of cool, crisp days, and stunning colors. Temperatures will continue to go down, frost will come, and your garden will be done until spring.

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How to Grow a Cover Crop this Fall

Posted by Nan Fischer on October 04, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Just because it’s fall and your garden is probably done producing does not mean the growing season is over! Especially because it is fall, it's time to plant a cover crop for better soil and...

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6 Organic Gardening Tips for October

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

Let the raking begin! Or not. After a beautiful display of fall colors, those pretty leaves will be all over the ground. There are two schools of thought on dealing with fall leaves, but we'll...

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