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Growing Sugar Baby Watermelon Successfully
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I have started growing sugar baby watermelons (March) and I want to make sure I am doing all I can to achieve a successful harvest.  Right now I have watermelons forming in various sizes from the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill May 20, 2015.

Organic Gardening Apprenticeship Program

Does anyone know about an Organic Gardening Apprenticeship Program in Phoenix or nearby cities.  I would love to sign up for such a program to learn how to turn my home into a sustainable home urban…Continue

Started May 8, 2015

Growing and Cultivating Elephant Ear Plants
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If there is anyone out there that have had success in growing and cultivating elephant ear plants indoors and outdoors please feel free to educate me--Thank youContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Waterbug Feb 22, 2012.

 

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I am interested in organic gardening and raising laying hens to live a more healthy life. I am a retired military administrator that is a full time professional actor. I am part Native American and African American and a former New Yorker

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At 8:29pm on May 11, 2013, Lady Bug Lisa said…

Hi Larry - Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for reaching out - I have not gone on the site recently. YES - A rooster could perk up your ladies : )  And it is normal for hens to get broody ( sit on eggs ) from time to time. Certain breeds do it more than others. As for the soft shells - usually oyster shell can help that out, if calcium i needed - but there are other factors that can infuence soft egg shells.

Thin egg shells can occur on hot days when the temperature rises. This is associated with a lower food intake and shell thickness will return to normal when the temperature drops and the food intake returns to normal. Sometimes stress ( other birds chasing them ) can influence shell softness. Also other vitamin/protein/mineral difficiencies can cause issues - depending on what they eat. Free range chickens usually have the least issues because of their varied diet and grit they consume.

Hope you find a solution !  : )

At 8:51am on September 9, 2011, Nikki Myers said…

Hi Larry,

The classes are full. They are moving it to a new venue with a lot more space. Keep an eye out for the next round of classes. With how popular these are I'm sure they'll do another round. Please be sure to leave a comment on the class discussion area to let the instructor know that you'd like them to offer another round of classes since this one filled up so quickly.

At 11:26am on January 30, 2010, Larry Gentle Soul Lover said…
Wow, :Chicken time" sound way cool! I know that their amazing creatures just brings such clam and peace and overall a good feeling that you are connecting the eco-system in the most sustainable of ways
At 11:16am on January 30, 2010, Ericka said…
That is awesome! Chickens are so amazing and I can relate to what you mean by childhood awe, we have friends who stop by for "chicken time" - how cool is that!
At 9:34pm on January 27, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome Larry Gentle Soul Lover! How many hens do you have? We have 3 Australorps.
 
 
 

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