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2013 April 15
by Rachel Turiel

I believe you can grow a lot of food on a small amount of land, harvesting edibles from April through November. I’ve been putting my ideas to the test for 15 years, learning how to work with the challenges and blessings of the high altitude Southwest and am now offering on-site consultations for edible landscapes, in which I help you with:

* Identifying, and plotting on a timeline, your goals for the growing season.

* Tailoring your goals to the microclimates and niches of your specific piece of land.

* Best watering practices for roots, fruits and leaves.

* Which plants thrive at 6512 feet, and when to plant/harvest them.

* Making the most of our short growing season.

* Which seeds to start indoors (or buy from nurseries) and which to direct sow.

* Assessing your compost set-up.

* Identifying the weeds growing in your garden; which are edible or medicinal, and how to control them without pesticides.

* Improving your soil.

* Methods of chemical-free plant fertilization.

* Assessing your space for adding chickens.

* Answering all your gardening questions to the best of my abilities.

Time: One hour

Cost: $30 (price increases for on-site visits more than 5 miles out of city limits)

Interested? Contact me at: sanjuandrive(at)frontier(dot)net

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13 Responses leave one →
  1. Kathy permalink
    April 15, 2013

    Great idea for a business! Help others create their own supply of food, one garden at a time…

  2. April 15, 2013

    I just wish we lived closer!!!! Best of luck with this!!!

  3. April 15, 2013

    May your business flourish as abundantly as the gardens will

  4. Cait permalink
    April 15, 2013

    Great idea, I too wish we were closer! Still looking forward to lots of garden updates :)

  5. April 15, 2013

    I drool over your garden archway every time I see a picture of it!!

  6. Sara permalink
    April 15, 2013

    Wish I lived closer. You’re doing exactly what I need.

  7. April 15, 2013

    Hoo dogies, this is a good idea! Here’s wishing for much, much success! Listen up, Durango! This is a steal! Get it while it’s hot!

  8. April 16, 2013

    woohoo! you go girl.

  9. Jamie Schuster permalink
    April 16, 2013

    To bad you are there and I am here. I would pay for your services in a heart beat! I cling to your every word when it comes to gardening.

  10. April 18, 2013

    Hmmm. FANTASTIC idea. I know someone who might do this for me here in Wyoming.

  11. June 6, 2013

    Your article launching! | 6512 and growing write very well, thank you share!

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