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Plants from seed save money, add variety

By Judy Jacobs, SCMG In the middle of January, when most people are recovering from the holidays and wondering who will play in the Super Bowl, I can be found in my sunroom sorting seeds. We are fortunate to live in New Mexico, but many plants don’t agree with our choice. Before finalizing your selection, consult the extensive resources offered by the Sandoval County Extension Office. This site includes a plant selector, how-to videos and a link to a comprehensive list of publications (desertblooms.nmsu.edu). When…

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Seed Saving

by Dave Pojmann Most Master Gardeners have heard that we support a seed library at the Esther Bone Library in Rio Rancho. The library needs seeds that are locally grown and able to withstand the unusual conditions found in Sandoval County. Cande Lewis has taken over as project chair of the seed library, and she can use your help in donating and sorting seeds. As a refresher, a few hints on seed saving are listed below. Only seeds from open-pollinated, not hybrid, plants will produce…

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