Lately, the questions I get start with, "Do you have..." I have not answered " No" yet. The Ampersand plant sale is not just a fundraiser. It's how we get to breathe and dream plants.
We will fill the back of the truck with plants, tuck the rest into the Subaru, and hope to find new homes for our babies on Saturday, May 12. I always grow too many. As I'm bringing the flats outside to begin hardening them off, I sort out the strongest ones to bring to the sale. I love noticing that the local Tesuque Chiles are the most robust in the face of sudden heat and winds. I love how the greenhouse they grow in has been able to harvest all the water these seedlings need, even in these dry times.
Purchasing our garden seedlings helps support sustainability education at Ampersand! See you outside the Mine Shaft Tavern between 10 and 3!
With 7 different varieties of Chile Peppers, you should be able to find the right one for you. From Shishito to Jalapeno to Chimayo and Tesuque local varieties.
Have you heard of Strawberry Spinach? I saw this bearing sweet pink fruits at a high elevation garden in Colorado. My mind was blown.
Yes we have the Flamenco Tomatoes that everyone loved last year! I'm excited about Nineveh, a rare variety from Iraq. Stupice is a good early variety, and Punta Banda (from Baja) is for us off-grid folk who are super water conserving. More varieties too.
Yes, we have lots of herbs! The basil is big and ready for you! Genovese, Anise, and Lemon Basil. Also Tulsi, or Holy Basil!
It's about time to fire up the horno and feed the people! Come to our OPEN HOUSE on May 26th. Come for a tour at 3pm ($10 suggested donation per adult) or join us for potluck at 5pm. Bring your children, and your musical instruments! Please RSVP to attend. email firstname.lastname@example.org