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Reno, Nevada

I was born in California, and have fond memories of homegrown tomatoes and freshly caught crawdads. My family moved a lot when I was growing up. I even lived on the East coast for a while. More about Leslie


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I am third in a line of strong Yaqui women. My grandmother was from Baja California, from the town of Santa Rosalia. She came to the United States as a young woman, with her first child, escaping an abusive husband. More about Laura


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Food, not grass

Posted at 11:54 AM on January 5, 2009 by Laura Solorio (5 Comments)

I thought I had entered my last blog, but we have a few more days. As a start to 2009, in an effort to increase my consumption of local food, I called my favorite local nursery, Bokay Nursery, for some help in redesigning my sprinkler system in the back yard. I want to replace my grass with a bigger vegetable garden. The big problem, though, is the cucuya grass. Most people roll their eyes and tell me that I have to use an herbicide. I don't like using any pesticides or herbicides in my garden. It's a haven for the birds and I have a dog. Everyone tells me that herbicides are safe, but I don't want to use any commercial products. Does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of or help to control cucuya grass?

Mil gracias, and this time spelled correctly: Prospero Ano Nuevo!!