Thursday, August 20, 2015

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https://www.facebook.com/michael.m.melendrez/videos/801133416669192/?l=1217826145871123190

These photos and comment came from John Miller, a Soil Secrets Distributor working on a project in Baja Mexico wine production using SS products.
"Here are the latest photos from Mexico. Luis, the farm Manager is very happy and totally amazed at what TerraPro has done for his production. Vines are averaging 8 Kg production per plant and they have 3,333 plants per hectare. Here it is, the middle of August when his vines would show water stress with dry curling leaves from lack of water uptake due to high salts and poor soil structure for moisture retention. He has had nothing but hot sunny days for the last three weeks and the vines are very healthy with a larger crop then normal for a vine that has started it's fourth year of growth."
TerraPro is the only bio-identical humic molecular product in the soil ecology industry. Humic molecules that are truly supramolecular can repair and enhance any soil, even mine tailings that are extremely toxic. It's a proprietary intellectual property of Soil Secrets LLC.


There are a few retail nurseries around the country that believe in and promote soil health and Soil Secrets is the industry leader in that venue. My Trees That Please Nursery in Los Lunas is the only Albuquerque market retail nursery that promotes and uses Soil Secrets and we sell a lot of it. Soil Secrets is not only successful on home gardens in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, on farms in Deming and the Mesilla Valley, orchards in California and vineyards in Baja Mexico, its also used on the campus of Texas Tech and lawns in Kansas City Kansas as seen here in before and after photos

Friday, July 24, 2015

Isle of Sky Farm Annual Garden Party in White Oaks New Mexico!

The Isle of Sky Farm is anticipating their Annual Garden Party and
You Are Invited!

 The Annual Garden Party will be held on
Saturday September 12th 2015 in White Oaks, New Mexico



This event is a Delicious and Educational 
Gathering of Growers and those
who love them.

Please Plan to Attend!

Isle of Sky Farm is a Small Nursery and Botanical Garden
dedicated to sustainable growing practices .


Owned and Operated by
Jaimee Zischke Tate and Her Dedicated Staff!

 Our focus is on native and locally adapted seeds,
seedlings, plants, and trees.


We offer a unique selection of fruits, berries, roses, flowers and herbs
for culinary, medicinal, and bee use.


The High Flight Apiary hives pollinate the gardens
and also provide honey and beeswax used to make
our healing salves and lip balm.


Top Bar beehives,
beeswax, and our handmade skin care products are
available in the Nursery’s shop, as well as raw
honey in season.

For an Isle of Sky Farm Brochure with Map Click on the Following Link:



For additional Information Please Contact:
Jaimee Zischke Tate

Phone: 575-648-4015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Is California Sucking the Almond Industry Dry?


The following article is about Almond Production in California 
and the amount of water needed. 

This article is very timely as Soil Secrets Soil Ecology products are being used by California's Almond producers proving to help with the water problem while also helping to produce good crops using less water.


Is California Sucking the Almond Industry Dry?

Almond Trees, farming, drought, trees
 (AP Photo/Russel A. Daniels, File)
If you don’t live in California, the serious drought—which is now in its fourth painstaking year—may not affect your everyday life. But you are probably eating their almonds. The state produces 80% of the world’s almonds and the industry has been taking the brunt of the water shortage ever since.
“Blame game doesn’t help. Yes, it takes about one gallon of water to produce one almond. And, it also takes 1.4 gallons of water to produce two olives. And, four glasses of milk needs about 143 gallons of water to produce. Should we stop making milk in California too? Where does it end?” says Dr. Harinder Grewal, Senior Agricultural Inspector for the Department of Agriculture at Stanislaus County, California.
California produces nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. But the real money maker is almond production which contributes over 100,000 jobs and $11 billion to the state’s economy, according to the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
Janet Daniel, an almond farmer who runs J.D. Almond Farms in California, says it’s been very frustrating to read reports that they’re to blame for the drought.
“A lot of the reports are inaccurate and extremely misleading. This is a food product that is very important. Yes, it takes water to produce it, but nothing goes to waste. It’s a 100% contained product. We have everything computerized. Every drop of water is calculated,” says Daniels, whose farm produces over 1.5 million pounds of almonds a year.
“All of California has been impacted by this historic drought, but as conversation about the drought has progressed, there have been claims about almonds and agriculture more generally that lack context, or are blatantly wrong,” says Robert Curtis, Director of Agricultural Affairs at the Almond Board of California.
“The crop about to be harvested is estimated to be down 4% from last year’s crop, which was down from the year before that.  Drought and water stress can impact almond tree growth and crop productivity for a 2-4 year period, after the stress subsides,” says Curtis.
According to Grewal, California has only had about 4.3 inches of rain so far this year (last measured on May 31st).
“The situation we’re in is scary but the good thing it that it wakes people up. We need to plan for the long term. California depends on agriculture. We all need food and we can’t depend on food from other countries. This is a national security issue,” adds Grewal.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, agriculture uses about  41% of California’s total water supply – not 80% as often quoted.
“Farmers are used to getting 30-40 inches of water, now they get 18-20 inches. Most farmers lost 50% of their water supply,” says Grewal.
The Almond Board of California says that in 2014, the drought has cost farmers $1.5 billion dollars and the loss of more than 17,000 jobs.
Steve Knell, a General Manager at the Oakdale Irrigation District says it’s important for people to realize that it takes a lot of water to keep our mouths full.
“It takes about 1 million gallons of water per year to sustain a family of 4 in America. If you want to help reduce the water resource shortfall we face in this drought I think you have two choices: either stop watering the lawn or stop eating.”
Grewal says we need to stop pointing fingers and look for more long and short-term solutions instead.
“We’re in trouble but we can’t stop growing things. We need to find ways to conserve water and educate people instead of blaming anyone. Almonds bring revenue. We need to protect this industry. Poor leadership in the past has gotten us in this situation and we need to find solutions to get out of it," says Grewal.
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Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC
505 550-3246
www.soilsecrets.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


Trees That Please Nursery will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday.


We will reopen on Sunday July 5th at 12:00


Enjoy the Holiday and Be Safe!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Trees That Please Nursery - After The Wind!

On A Windy At Trees That Please Nursery This Is What You Might See 
You Gotta Look Quick As We Fix'em Fast!

Walk Through The Nursery & Help Us Pick Up Some Fallen Trees!

Napping Purple Leaf Plums On A Pillow Of Mulch!


Sleeping Junipers


Resting Cypress!


One Gallon Gambel Oaks - Tripping Hazard!


Black Hills Spruce Catching A Snooze


Peach Tree Down


Apple Turn Over!



Trees That Please Nursery is open Daily until 5:00 pm.

We are located in Los Lunas, New Mexico on Highway 47,
 about 4 miles south of the Albertson's - BIG 5 shopping center.

3084 Highway 47
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice