Southwestern Deserts

December, 2012
Regional Report

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Using Chile
New Mexico residents know their chile peppers. After all, the chile is designated as one of their State Vegetables along with frijoles, or beans. To learn how to string chile ristras, follow the illustrations and instructions from New Mexico State Cooperative Extension in Using Chile. They include a chile sauce recipe for good measure.

Clever Gardening Technique

Stockpile Plant Materials
Gather, dry, and store unusual plant materials from your landscape throughout the year. As your collection expands, you will have an eclectic supply of options to spark creativity with your craft projects and holiday gift ideas.

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