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Moringa seed

Hi all,My Moringa tree is beginning to dry it's seed pods and it looks like a good crop.  If anyone is wanting seed (untested for germination rate, fyi) I'd be happy to share. I'm guessing by the end…Continue

Started Mar 15, 2016

New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
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Thank you Tootz &…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by raf evan Jul 2, 2014.

Olla making-Thanks Troy!

We have been busy here making Olla's and I wanted to share what we did. Many thanks to Troy for his input! 1.  we drilled 3 air holes at the hole that will be exposed at the top (which is really a…Continue

Started Sep 20, 2013

Olla making & shout out to Troy!!
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Hey Troy, I have purchased my 30 pots from the 99 cent store and a required silicone from HD.  Now as I recall when talking with you at the Glendale Library Seed event a while ago you mentioned…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Smith Sep 6, 2013.

 

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Moringa seed

Hi all,My Moringa tree is beginning to dry it's seed pods and it looks like a good crop.  If anyone is wanting seed (untested for germination rate, fyi) I'd be happy to share. I'm guessing by the end of March they should all be dry & ready.Happy gardening!  karenSee More
Mar 15, 2016
raf evan replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
""anything we can grow when it is blistering outside"  >>Exactly! and yes, it is a cut and come again plant, just like moringa. It is not only for the lazy cook, but is also for the lazy gardener, haha. It is  actually…"
Jul 2, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"Not at all!!  I think anything we can grow when it is blistering outside as far as greens is welcome knowledge!  I read in depth about it last night and am going to harvest some to dry and make into a powder too. There is certainly two…"
Jul 2, 2014
raf evan replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"you're welcome Karen. Molokhia could be an acquired taste, and once you get to like it, you start seeking it out and wonder why you even disliked it on your first try :) it has a laundry list of advantages over regular spinach, aside from being…"
Jul 1, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"Rafael, thanks so much for the info. This is great news for me as I have had kidney stone issues and they are now talking change of diet, i.e. low oxalate foods. I will do my research and it may just become a mystery with a happy ending! Thanks for…"
Jul 1, 2014
raf evan replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"Rebecca is right. It is Molokhia aka egyptian spinach, jews mallow, etc. By the size of that leaf , i'd think it is already fruiting. You should have plenty tiny black little seeds once the pods mature and dry up. sadly, many people are turned…"
Jul 1, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"Thank you! I will check it out, would love to be able to have a fresh 'green' for smoothies in the summer (which why I thought I was getting Malabar spinach in the first place)."
Jul 1, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"If you had any idea how long it took me to figure out how to get pics on my computer from my camera and then posted here you would understand the cluelessness I possess when it comes to all that ;-). In the future I will heed your suggestion, (ask…"
Jul 1, 2014
Rebecca Rabideau replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"My guess is Molokhia- it thrives in the heat! I have seeds from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, when we did a summer greens project two years ago.  There are multiple spellings used for this plant.  I ate the young greens raw, but…"
Jul 1, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to Karen Kirkland's discussion New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!
"Well I wouldn't pull it up. It is just flowering so hopefully you will find out in a couple of months.  Isn't that the fun of a mystery (if nobody can ID it before then). PS:  You should have just added this to your original…"
Jul 1, 2014
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New photos of mystery plant-stumped!!

Thank you Tootz & Powell!I have added more pics this morning in hopes that seeing the leaves up close will help. The leaf on the left is from…See More
Jul 1, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Marsha Cleaveland's discussion Salad Greens in June
"Hmmm,  not at all what mine look like...wonder what I planted??  I will post a picture and see if someone can inform me.  I know it's happy and growing like crazy but it isn't anything like yours.   So, question for…"
Jun 17, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Marsha Cleaveland's discussion Salad Greens in June
"Hey Marsha!! WOW....impressive.  I will change my thinking of no 'greens' in the summer!  When you have time, would you send me a close up pic of the Malabar spinach? I planted some (from the library) for the first time but from…"
Jun 17, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Homemade Onion Soup Mix in the group Growing Gourmet
"Hi Catherine, Thank you for this.  I have lots of onions in my garden right now and it just occurred to me when reading this I should dry the abundance!!  This will be a great recipe for that. Now I have a question for you.  Have you…"
Apr 14, 2014
Karen Kirkland replied to Heather Green's discussion City Ordinance Front Yard Gardening
"Heather, I think she is referring to Channel 3 Dave the Garden Guy segment where he was at a guys house (Matt, I think was his name) and he said something like that.  He had a couple of raised beds in front that had some edibles.  Maybe…"
Apr 5, 2014
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Borage Single

"Hi Mary, I planted borage this winter and it nearly took over my garden!!  Do you use it for anything other than repelling and attracting??  I planted it to attract bees and it did a great job, just got so huge my swiss chard and other…"
Feb 5, 2014

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I've always liked to grow things and now that my sons are grown have more time to do so. My husband is making me 4 raised beds and we have sectioned off an area of yard for them. Ready to learn as much as I can! Thank you

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At 8:00pm on April 27, 2013, Sheryl said…

Hi Karen - sorry, booked solid weekend.  If you still have some available, I will try to get in touch this week.  Thanks so much!

At 9:19am on February 12, 2013, Karen Joy said…

That's so great!!  I checked my CSA list, and sure enough, there you are!! 

See you tomorrow!  :) 

P.S.  Did you see that we should get Romanesco tomorrow??  So cool!

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