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Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
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I am planning on planting these in a few weeks, primarily for compost/soil rehabilitation.  Any edible matter I get (either for people or chickens) is a plus.Does anyone have any suggestions on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MaryMcP Aug 10, 2013.

Mulberry harvest
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My black mulberry tree has ripe berries and I've started to pick them.  I'm washing and freezing the berries as I go as I don't have time to make anything with them until Saturday - I was planning on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karis Apr 13, 2013.

Looking for Jeruselem Artichoke riozomes...
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I've checked Sprouts, TJ's and Frys - anyone know where I can find some?  Looking for as fresh as possible as I would like to plant.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Carranza Apr 9, 2013.

Onion & Leek sets
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Does anyone know where I can get onion and leek sets now in the Phoenix area or by mail?  I already have some of the native onions, and I'd rather not plant from seed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Sep 14, 2011.

 

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Karen Dawson replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Preserving Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes)? in the group Growing Gourmet
"Have you thought of drying them? that seems to be the trad. method for potatoes."
Oct 15, 2013
Joseph McClellan replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Barred Rock Hens for sale
"Hi Karen --  I think I may be able to come by to get these tomorrow. I've got the coop moved to a much shadier location now. I'm going to send you a message with my phone number and email address."
Aug 23, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Marilyn Stevens's discussion Six Happy Hens Need a New Home in the group Micro Livestock
"I'm interested in the coop once you get a picture. I get posts to my inbox in my email. Sounds like an exciting move! Even if you sell the coop elsewhere, please post pics-I work for a furniture mfg and regularly have dresser drawer fronts in…"
Aug 16, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Leanne's discussion "Forest" soil
"Don't Lingonberries do well here as a shaded plant?"
Aug 14, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Cricket's discussion planting calendars to print
"Great looking calendars! "
Aug 14, 2013
MaryMcP replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
"Here's my black eye pea garden this morning, not as tall as Bryan's but it's coming along nicely.  I scattered them about the time of the original post, so late June.  Thanks for that tip Karen.  "
Aug 10, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Chelsey Lynn's discussion urban beekeping
"You might also ask your close neighbors to make sure none of them is allergic to beestings. Just because something is legal, doesn't mean it's desirable at that location."
Aug 4, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to J.D. McKim's discussion Which Tepary Beans?
"I order my innoculant online and get it within days. Narrow down your tepary choice by bean color-the darker beans go well w beef or pork-they are stronger flavored. White beans are awesome eith chicken or for bean paste/dip."
Aug 4, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to MaryMcP's discussion Pesto Recipe in the group Growing Gourmet
"Try substituting walnut for pine nuts-it tastes better and is less expensive :). But Don't skimp on the quality of the parmesan. I make mine in large batches in the blender and freeze it in ziplocks. Freeze in small bags, and you'll have…"
Jul 20, 2013
bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
"we have also had excellent crops of black eyed peas ... we save seed from year to year ..."
Jul 13, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
"If Bisbee Red cowpeas won't fruit here that strikes me as a very good idea.  Let them grow.  The longer they go the more nitrogen they store and the deeper they grow.  Eventually they die.   Either till under--which I…"
Jul 13, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
""I am using legume innoculant." Not a bad idea.  I don't know whether it is necessary or if the nitrifiers you get from a source will fare well here but not a bad idea."
Jul 13, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
":)  I think I'm going to just sprinkle the next batch - I took the deliberate approach and planted them all 2-3" apart, and it took forever.  I think the next batch I plant, I'm just going to rake them in. BTW- I am using…"
Jul 13, 2013
MaryMcP replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
"I took your advice and planted the generic Black Eyed Peas from the grocery store.  They ended up costing me $2.50,  Nearly all of them in my main garden have come up and are about 2-3" tall now.  I think I should have a good…"
Jul 13, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Karen Dawson's discussion Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas
"Thank you all for your help on this! I took your advice and planted the generic Black Eyed Peas from the grocery store.  Nearly all of them in my main garden have come up and are about 2-3" tall now.  I think I should have a good…"
Jul 13, 2013
Karen Dawson replied to Andrea Garcia's discussion Why are my pumpkins white?
"Make dried pumpkin or canned/frozen pumpkin pie filling and keep it for later!"
Jul 13, 2013

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I'm a brewer (beer), gardener and cook and I love learning new things and making things "from scratch".

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Unidentified Berry Tree

Need help identifying the volunteer tree above.  Oak type leaves, purple blackberry type fruit.  Fruiting now, birds eating it.  Would like to know if it is safe for humans.

I'm asking because the plant databases always leave me with more questions than…

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Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:15pm — 8 Comments

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At 7:07am on March 4, 2013, Tamara Klein said…

Yes, that would be me! : )

At 2:00pm on August 26, 2010, Caroline Van Slyke said…
Hi Karen,
Yes! Richard Van Slyke is my husband's uncle and Colleen is his wife.
At 10:48pm on March 11, 2010, levi mason said…
welcome to the guild!
 
 
 

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