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Beth Kramer
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ali replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Anyone had success growing squash in large containers? in the group N Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree Permies
"I have mine is a 10 by 5 raised bed and the grow great every season."
Nov 22, 2015
Beth Kramer replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Fast moving strong storm coming in Wednesday
"te he ...love it!!!"
Apr 24, 2012
Beth Kramer replied to Meg Levinson's discussion Rehoming a flock
"Agreed.....it's actually my hens who chase the dogs, not the other way around. It just takes patience in introducing them together slowly & supervised."
Apr 24, 2012
Powell Gammill replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"Amen.  6" probably works well most everywhere else for a lot less price, but you need that thermal mass and moisture storage thickness in the valley to survive the summer.  On the plus size long root veggies are ready to go. I too…"
Apr 1, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"No, the planting times are not accurate for the desert."
Apr 1, 2012
Beth Kramer replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"I so agree with you. I have had success with SFG, but it takes alot of water. I think he could really write a whole Desert SFG book, because I think his planting times & charts are not correct for the Southwest too."
Mar 31, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"I sometimes think I should write to him and suggest he post a note about desert gardens.  I have so many people ask me why they can't grow things and when I find out they did the SFG I have to explain to them about the heat aspect on the…"
Mar 31, 2012
Ashley replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"I wish I would have known that when I moved here....I got the SFG book and abided by the 6 inches. Needless to say it has been a bad year adjusting to Arizona (gardening wise)."
Mar 29, 2012
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"Nice template - I believe it is also called a dibbler.  Just an FYI make sure your SFG is always at least 12 inched and preferably 18 inches deep here in the desert.  Thank you for sharing."
Mar 29, 2012
Powell Gammill replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"That works.  I drilled holes in template boards to poke my fingers through and plant the seeds, but this should work too.  I still like my redwood latticework...but I am too lazy to maintain a garden (for now)."
Mar 28, 2012
Karis replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template
"Neato! I am a bit too much of a free spirit to have my garden look this perfect, I tend to allow volunteers to come up where they may and for plants to reseed and propigate themselves where they please, but I have several friends who are new…"
Mar 28, 2012
Beth Kramer posted a discussion

Cool Square Foot Garden Idea/template

This is a cool idea for Square Foot Gardening. I do SFG, but long ago I removed my lattice dividers because they were rotting & annoying. This is a cool way to get your planting acurate.....just thought I would share with anyone who also enjoys SFG.   :) Square Foot Garden PlanningSee More
Mar 28, 2012
Beth Kramer replied to Erica (Dawnfire)'s discussion Alkaline soil...
"I have had nothing but trouble with my compost from Singh Farms....I am sorry to say. It's too woody I think. I originally had a nice mix in my beds based on the Square Foot Garden book & it was great. Then when I added new beds I used…"
Mar 26, 2012
Beth Kramer replied to Christie Carroll's discussion Egg Production starting to recover? in the group Micro Livestock
"That chart is so cool! My two old girls had started to lay again about 3-4 weeks ago. Now one of them has stopped again the past 2 weeks. I can't figure it out.  :)  ????"
Mar 25, 2012
Beth Kramer replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Hens not laying....since June??????? in the group Micro Livestock
"Thanks for the info, I did start them on Sulmet yesterday. We will see what happens.   :)"
Dec 7, 2011
Mable replied to Beth Kramer's discussion Hens not laying....since June??????? in the group Micro Livestock
"Most chickens will not be exhibiting the severe signs of coccidiosis, unless they are on the verge of death. Mild to moderate cases will cause all of the symptoms listed for these hens and are the leading cause of low or lack of egg production any…"
Dec 6, 2011

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At 4:53pm on May 2, 2011, Richard L Dillworth said…

Hi nice pictures i planted my apricot tree in September of 09 its the goldkist apricot!!

At 9:43am on October 29, 2009, Ericka said…
Well HELLO!
I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering where you have been and what you have been up to! Silly hens! We had one go broody this summer, they all molted, went on strike, but seem to be back in the groove. We are trying to start the winter garden, but it has been slow going. About ready to "cheat" and get starts, these seeds are driving me crazy! Our chicks have been sequestered to the coop until the garden can handle them. They eat everything, and they are FAST!
At 9:15am on September 20, 2009, Michael and Lylah Ledner said…
Hey Beth... how's life on your "farm".....:-)

Hubs is getting ready to re-build our coop and you were so kind to send me links of where you bought yours from Lowes (I think)...for the life of me, I can't find that email you'd sent Would you - in a spare moment - be so kind to send it again? thanks! lylah
At 6:54pm on June 20, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…
Beth,
Hope your chick is doing better! Something I give my girls as a health tonic that they love is plain yogurt with minced fresh garlic.

Lis
At 2:16pm on June 19, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…
Beth,
Good to meet you and Zoey! Thank you for taking pictures for me to post. My email is LisetteLV at earthlink.net
At 10:10am on June 19, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…
Sure, 1:30 is fine. My daughter's guitar teacher is coming at 2, but that should give us time.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Lis
At 8:52am on June 19, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…
Beth,

I should be here most of the day today Addy is 836 W Elna Rae Tempe 85281 and cell 480 266 9815. Let me know about when to expect you! Lis
At 7:38am on June 19, 2009, Lisette Volkmar said…
Beth,

Let me know a good time for you to come get some sugar cane. Might you be able to take a few pics for me to post? I am in Tempe, a mile from ASU.

Lis
At 10:18am on June 9, 2009, Ericka said…
It was great meeting you too! I love home tours, it helps to generate ideas. Since we are so close we could be chicken backups to each other if baby sitters are needed for hens :)
At 2:43pm on May 29, 2009, Judy Tobar said…
Ooh, I do like the idea of naming them after authors. But I guess it's more important to keep the kids happy-lol!
Take care,
Judy
 
 
 

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