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Mesquite Bean Picking THIS Saturday, June 25th

Hello - Come join me to pick Desert Gourmet food, Mesquite Beans!  They can be milled into a a great meal/flour used for baking and cooking…

Started by Doreen Pollack

0 Jun 23, 2011

Has anyone harvested cholla buds before?

I harvested cholla flower buds for the first time this last weekend.  I wrote about it on my blog:

Started by Matt Haberkorn

8 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by Matt Haberkorn

Question about Nopal.

My sweet little Spanish neighbor lady decided to spend the day in her yard, the result, I was given 6 huge Aloe plants and a large shopping…

Started by Heather

4 Apr 19, 2011
Reply by grrlscout

"Raw" Agave nectar, say it isn't true! (repost)

Would love to get some insight on this topic I recently posted.   "raw" agave nectar?

Started by XenitH

2 Jan 22, 2011
Reply by Rob

Western Soapberry, Sapindus drummondii

I'm curious what experience there is regarding the growing of our native Soapberry tree?  According to the fact sheet put out by the US For…

Started by Liz & Dan

8 Jan 3, 2011
Reply by Liz & Dan

please help with identification of insect egg on vine

These eggs are on a Carolyn Jessime vine.  Do you know what they are?

Started by Michele

2 Nov 10, 2010
Reply by Michele

Mesquite Bean Pods Wanted

Hi all,  a request came into the Guild via email about getting some Mesquite Beans.  Please see the text below:"Hi Liz, "I live in San Lui…

Started by Liz & Dan

2 Oct 19, 2010
Reply by Liz & Dan

powdery mildew on grape leaves

After researching the internet, I think my grape leaves are affected by powdery mildew.  Do you know any non-poisonous remedies?  Fungicide…

Started by Michele

1 Oct 19, 2010
Reply by Michele

Mesquite tree source

Does anyone know of a source of native mesquite trees in the east valley? I am looking for a Honey Mesquite so I can harvest the beans, and…

Started by Tracey Chacon

12 Oct 16, 2010
Reply by Doris

Identification help: stringy, stangulating living organism attaching to purslane & other plants

please help me identify this (photos attached).  daily I pick this off & throw it in trash (not into compost & don't give it to the…

Started by Michele

2 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Michele


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