Gardening

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Gardening in the Tropics

Mazatlán isn’t really the tropics, but it’s pretty tropical, I’d say. And down here now is the time for planting your vegetables. The hot and humid weather has finally broken and we know that for the next (almost) eight months the weather will be moderate and sunny. Next Saturday will be the first Farmer’s Market of the season – from 8 – 12 at Plazuela Zaragoza. We are looking forward it, each year it is better and better. I like...

A visit to the Botanical Gardens on Stone Island

Last Saturday while enjoying an afternoon at Stone Island a friend suggested a walk down to the botanical gardens. We had seen a few pictures but hadn’t visited ourselves so we immediately said yes. The botanical gardens are the first phase of a huge planned development called Amaitlan. In looking around for a link for you to more information the best I could come up with is the link here. This development may or may not come to pass as...

Trying to grow edibles in the hot Mazatlán sun…

I have learned a lot trying to grow a few edibles in the summer here in Mazatlán. 1.  I thought that fruits and vegetables that like it hot would love the summer sun here.  At the top of this post you’ll see my pathetic little cantaloupe melon.  When I tried to grow cantaloupes in my garden in the Pacific Northwest I’d always yearn for a longer, hotter growing season.  Well, it can be too hot, for sure.  The little guy...

Pictures from around the house

              I’ll get back to regular Mazatlán news soon, I promise!  There’s been lots of work going on over at El Recreo, El Día de la Música is this Saturday, and this Sunday I leave for a a trip to Guadalajara with some girlfriends.  See you soon!...