"Hi there - interesting discussion!
You could dig up some of the seedlings and transplant them somewhere else; they do pretty well.
I havent had too much trouble with rust on them, but my garden is very sunny and gets little overhead…"
"Botanical Interest seeds are also very good; Baker Nursery has a great selection and I also see them at Sunflower Market. Be sure to find yourself a good seed planting chart too, one that is recomened for Phoenix, since we are the opposite of…"
I wish I was there every morning, but my health does not permit... If these were "personal" chickens it would be much easier!! As it is, they are tended to by the school children each morning; not that they dont…"
I think we probably have not calebrated the step counterweight very well; I am going to school today and will see how things are going. I am pretty sure no one has done anything except put a rock on the tread to…"
"What a drag to have so much of something yet so little actual access to it! It reminds me of all the shredded organic material (to be burned for electricity production) being exported to Europe from the SE U.S., which then imports coal to burn…"
Hello All! Our woodworking teacher has built us a lovely treadle feeder for our flock and we set it up last week. So far the girls have not actually stepped onto the tread (?) portion of the feeder, so I put a rock on it to hold it open. They don't seem to be "getting it"... Any suggestions? We thought about setting up a video for them to watch or importing a trainer hen to teach them; Maybe we need smarter chickens?? ;) Thanks for your suggestions!Miss FlowersSee More
"Wow David this sounds awesome!!
I used to buy composted chicken manure from Hickmans and was bummed to hear that they were no longer selling it. I would like to buy some in the future; it would be great to be able to check back…"
I hate to tell you this, but you will not find many varieties of heirloom on the market. Baker Nursery is your best bet, but I always check the plants wherever I go to see what they might have. You can start your…"
Professional Horticulturist, BA Uof A, Dupage Hort School grad. Have lived and worked in Phoenix on and off for almost 50 years. Also lived and worked in upstate NY, Chicago IL, and Dallas TX.
Currently working as a horticulturist for Faith North Montessori in Phoenix. (It is the only public Montessori around!) We have a large garden area, rabbits, and chickens! The wildlife are a new experience for me!!!
It was so good to meet you Laura! And we will definitely keep in touch! Please do get yourself a few girls--they are healing to the soul! See you in April , if not before!