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Worm castings vs. bat guano

I've always heard that the two best fertilizers are worm castings and bat guano.  I know worm castings are great from my experience with fa…

Started by Robert Fenchak

3 Sep 15, 2013
Reply by rafael evangel

Sulphur for pH reduction

According to my recent soil test I need to reduce the pH of my soil which puts me in the same situation as most new gardeners in the valley…

Started by Kevin Dukes

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Kevin Dukes

central Phx place to compost

Hi, I am looking for a place to take my food scraps for composting. I live near 27th St and Thomas Rd. What is the closest place (to minimi…

Started by Patricia Ewanski

5 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by Morgan Coffinger

Corn in Compost?

It is okay to put your dried up corn plants and cobs in the compost and to use as mulch?  I planted some non GMO corn and suspect it is dis…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

8 Sep 6, 2012
Reply by Grace Marie Newton

Help I have created a snail farm, can I undo the soil damage?

Hello All, I think I might have created the perfect conditions for a snail farm in my soil.  Can this be fixed? I don't know how to link a…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

0 Sep 2, 2012

Unwanted pests in the worm bin.

I have a City of Scottsdale Compost bin which is in the shade under my trees to keep it cool enough for the red worms I have in there eatin…

Started by Steven Tweito

2 Aug 22, 2012
Reply by Robert Fenchak

Name this insect

Two pictures are attached. From what I could find stated that these insects do not harm the garden. However, they thoroughly enjoyed eating…

Started by Jeff Kush

14 Aug 11, 2012
Reply by William Terrance

Growing plants for mulch?

Does anyone grow plants just to use for mulch.  I live in central Phoenix so access to bales of hay is not that easy, so I am thinking of g…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

13 Jul 7, 2012
Reply by Grace Marie Newton

Eggplant

My lovely Black Beauty eggs plants (26 of them) not fully grown yet are all turning orange on the out- side and don't look nice at all. Is…

Started by Robert Brown

1 Jul 1, 2012
Reply by jeff lauffer

Eggplant

My lovely Black Beauty eggs plants (26 of them) not fully grown yet are all turning orange on the out- side and don't look nice at all. Is…

Started by Robert Brown

1 Jul 1, 2012
Reply by Martha Bayer Harvey

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