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Where can I find free/scrap wood?
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My backyard is really tiny so I would like to build some gardening tables- basically a raised bed on legs that I could move around to keep up with the seasons.Does anybody know where I can find some…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Vilardi Sep 15, 2012.

 

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Suzanne Vilardi replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Where can I find free/scrap wood?
"Pallets are chock full of flame retardant chemicals.  Please do not use pallet parts where you grow food you eat. "
Sep 15, 2012
Hilary Scott replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Where can I find free/scrap wood?
"Hey,   I've got lots of pallet wood that needs to be picked up or trashed.  It's free.  Come and get it.   9318 N 95th Way, Suite 102 Scottsdale 85258.  Give a call to make arrangements.  …"
May 16, 2012
QuebecGirl replied to Kristi's discussion HOA says no chickens? Is there hope for me?
"So last night I asked my husband if he would like to go on the "Tour the Coop" to check out what other people did - he really wants chickens even tho I am not so sure it is a good idea... I want them too but our space is very limited,…"
Sep 23, 2010
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"So...how did the strawberries do?"
Sep 23, 2010
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Everyone Needs a Gnome in their Garden

"I absolutely agree! I still have to meet ours yet..."
Sep 22, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to simona w's discussion Do I need to cover my seed pots if I am leaving them outside?
"Very nice! I planted my radishes and carrots directly in the garden, both took before the blazing heat came back after labor day. Sadly, my brussel sprouts, daikon and various flowers did not fare that well so I will start seedlings indoors this…"
Sep 22, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to Jesse Huffman's discussion Free Mulch
"I would be able to take a full load however I am near exit 18 on I-10, near Casa Grande. I have a pickup truck and can come up to phoenix/east valley."
Sep 22, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to kay wunderlich's discussion wood chips in the group Soil Builders
"a month later, do you still need some removed?"
Sep 22, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to catherine scrivano's discussion ants in the vegetable garden
"My girlfriend told me that they bring it to the queen, never got to witness it myself. ;) Yes, ants are MEAN over there! I miss Florida a lot but not the creepy crawlers."
Sep 21, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to Kristi's discussion HOA says no chickens? Is there hope for me?
"This might sound a bit extreme, but did you think of joining the HOA board? When my husband started complaing regularly about the HOA I told him "if you can't beat them, join them!" He has been president for over 3 years now, it…"
Sep 21, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to catherine scrivano's discussion ants in the vegetable garden
"A variation on this is instant grits - the word "instant" is key here. That's what was used in Florida where cream of wheat is not as popular :)"
Sep 21, 2010
Linda Enger replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Where can I find free/scrap wood?
"I have avoided treated lumber for raised bed because of 1) chemicals in the wood leaching into soil 2) with all the work going into raised bed I would think between moisture from watering soil and the heat here the raised bed wood would be very…"
Jul 5, 2010
Brad Norgaard replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Where can I find free/scrap wood?
"I have been lucky finding scrap wood on CraigsList. Most of my first coop and all of the mini-coop wood came from others who had listed it as free. I still have quite a bit left over and you're welcome to it if you like. I'm at 43rd Ave.…"
Jul 2, 2010
Marcia replied to QuebecGirl's discussion Where can I find free/scrap wood?
"Don't know if you've solved this or not.. am wondering if pallets would help? I've been thinking about experimenting with them to create movable raised beds. There is a business near my work that discards theirs, puts them out by…"
Jul 1, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to Michael and Lylah Ledner's discussion Come On Now, Aren't These Pretty?
"Absolutely beautiful and yummy looking :)"
Jun 1, 2010
QuebecGirl replied to inspir8tion's discussion Impatient Tomato Grower
"thanks much for posting the picture! I too have been nursing tomatoes, some of my plants have even been mauled by my dog but the worst one is producing the biggest fruits so far! My roma tomatoes and what I think is either is beefsteak (morelikely,…"
Jun 1, 2010

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I grew up in Quebec City Canada working in the garden with my dad, eating fresh veggies from the garden all summer. These are some of the best memories of my childhood.

Being in the brown dusty desert I crave green spaces so my garden helps me feel good. I no longer trust veggies sold at the store since I had my first pesticide allergic reaction after moving to the USA 10 years ago. I hope to learn new tips and tricks and mostly I look forward to exchanges with other members of the guild. I believe that gardening is very community oriented and makes the world a better place. Green space is limited and I am looking to optimise space use and lower cost.

When my hands are not dirty I love to knit or crochet, my dream home would have a green house, some crops, live stock and an alpaca herd.

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At 11:39pm on May 16, 2010, QuebecGirl said…
This is my first season with my own garden, ever! I had some challenges, our puppy - a beautiful hyper active and veggie hungry husky - destroyed my garden in a major way 2 times plus one "minor" incident. So far the best crops I have been able to harvest are radish, carrots and a variety of lettuce that still make the best salad bowl on the block. We are now hopeful for tomatoes, the ones the dog did not get to are full of promises :)
At 10:52pm on May 16, 2010, Adrienne Howell said…
Thank you, QuebecGirl! It has been a wonderful experience, though not without challenges. What's been your best crop so far this year?
At 3:22pm on May 13, 2010, Philip Smith said…
Thanks for welcoming me! So is this problem with your banana peppers happening with the peppers themselves, or on the leaves? Maybe you can take a picture?

I had some peas growing that I ripped out to put in cucumbers. It seemed like once the weather warmed the peas started dying off. But... those cucumbers are growing quick and already producing enough for me to harvest.
At 3:09pm on May 10, 2010, Richard L Dillworth said…
I did not think about that but thanks for the tip nice photos thats a great view of your yard!!
At 3:17pm on May 6, 2010, Susan said…
Welcome neighbor! looking forward to following your progress!
At 9:55am on May 6, 2010, levi mason said…
Welcome to the Guild! Growing food is in my family too...
At 12:24am on May 6, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome!
 
 
 

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