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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

Irrigation Systems for Your Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 30, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Plants, like humans, need water to survive. If you're a new gardener, upon planning your garden you need to figure out a way to irrigate it. You can water by hand if you don’t have a large garden,...

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The Basics of Composting

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 23, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

If you've read our blog post on organic gardening, you'd know that it is incredibly important to have healthy soil. When you have good soil, you have fewer pests and diseases, and larger yields....

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The Food Waste Problem & What You Can Do

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 04, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability
If you’re reading this, you likely have a certain degree of awareness about food waste. Being the kind of person who clicks on an article titled: “The Food Waste Problem & What You Can Do”,...
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12 Organic Gardening Tips for July

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 30, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

You've started planting your organic garden, now what? For most of July, the focus in the garden is the 4 Ws - weeding, watering, watching for pests and diseases, and waiting for harvest. This...

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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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