I am a Master Gardener living in Santa Fe, New Mexico where the growing season is short, the altitude is 7000 feet high, the soil very alkaline, miserably hard and lacking organic materials. It is considered to be a high desert but is located at the base of the Sangre De Cristos mountains and below a ski area. It is in a Zone 5 growing season. So to say it is challenging growing things here is an understatement. I am an organic grower who practices sustainable growing techniques. I want to share my 25 years of growing experience and knowledge with the public.
The Calabacita squash is hard to find if you are a gardener and a cook-even in New Mexico!
Starting Giant Pumpkins