Gardening

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Growing Moringa

You probably remember that I’ve written about moringa and it’s amazing health benefits before. I’ve bought dried leaves that have been locally harvested at both Naturalia (Zaragoza 807) and Mercado Verde (Avenida La Marina 24) and there are powders available in a variety of places around town. In mid-June a friend gave me a moringa seedling that was about four inches high. I planted it in a flowerbed that I knew didn’t have very good soil but I had read...

Don’t Weed Your Garden…

until it’s time to make a salad, anyway! Here in Mazatlán the weed I see most often in my garden is purslane – in Spanish verdolagas. Right now we have a good crop going and I use them in smoothies and salads all the time.  They are super nutritious and a good source of Omega-3’s. I see them in the grocery store frequently but why not just pick your own as you need them? I had a great trip to...

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...