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My garden

  This a picture of the garden at first planting in March.  It is 40' x 12' box 12" deep. I tilled the dirt on the ground  6-8" deep and t…

Started by Robert Brown

9 Jun 29, 2012
Reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady

Blueberries In Phoenix

   Is anyone succesfully growing blueberries in Phoenix?  If so can you tell me the name of the plants you are using and how you maintain…

Started by Robert Brown

7 Jun 24, 2012
Reply by Robert Brown

Compost: beer and mesquite leaves?

Hello, Will putting beer and wine into your compost kill all the bugs.  I read that it is good because the yeast helps break all the matter…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

9 Jun 22, 2012
Reply by Hoski Schaafsma

Tea on my plants, and high pH in city tap?

Is it beneficial to use tea to water houseplants and/or potted vegetables at all?  I've read mixed-opinions through Google search hits, and…

Started by Angie

5 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by Chris K

Book list

 I found a book at Library "Teaming with Microbes- ORganic Gardener's guide to soil food web. I LOADED with info, some  often  above my hea…

Started by Linda Enger

2 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by Chris K

red & black insect

looks like a boxelder bug (according to Google), except not as flat & I have LOTS of them on my tomato plants.  I'll try to catch one f…

Started by Michele

12 Jun 8, 2012
Reply by Ericka


   Does anyone have any ideas as to why the blossoms are not setting fruit?   I have cantaloupe plants that have grown to 6' on the groun…

Started by Robert Brown

3 Jun 4, 2012
Reply by Ericka

Getting it right!

I have read all the numerous posts and all the friendly advice from many of you.  The information has been very interesting and helpfull. M…

Started by Robert Brown

3 May 31, 2012
Reply by Martha Bayer Harvey

Making the"perfect" garden soil.

       I have built a 16' x 40' raised garden 1' deep.  I have filled it with a mix 1/3 manure, 1/3 native soil, and 1/3 mulch brought to m…

Started by Robert Brown

15 May 27, 2012
Reply by Jeff Adams

Anyone have a Wood Chipper??

We've recently moved into a home on an acre property. The yard is chock full of mature trees (bonus) which have not been maintained, pruned…

Started by Laura

2 May 20, 2012
Reply by Laura


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