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fruit tree rootstock
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Hi.  I have several fruit trees (from Dave Wilson nursery) that I bought in California, put in pots for a couple of years and brought them out here and planted.  They are quite large now but are all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden Sep 21, 2014.

Spraying fruit trees with milk
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I have a surplus of goats milk (cannot use for human consumption due to antibiotics).  I have read in the Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips of the practice of spraying fruit trees with milk or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jul 6, 2014.

Spraying fruit trees with milk

I have a surplus of goats milk (cannot use for human consumption due to antibiotics).  I have read in the Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips of the practice of spraying fruit trees with milk or…Continue

Started Jul 6, 2014

Onion harvest
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I am not sure when to harvest my onions or garlic.  Books (even for AZ) say to harvest when stalks start to dry out.  But my onions have long passed the provided maturity date for its type and they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Enteman Apr 28, 2014.

 

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Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion Vermicomposting Outside
"Good resource reference, Liz."
Nov 13, 2015
Liz & Dan replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion Vermicomposting Outside
"I just noticed this thread and thought I would add to it for future reference.  Canyonland Worms is doing worm raising outside in their "Worm Grotto" - they seem to have worked out the kinks in surviving the heat.  Check out…"
Nov 13, 2015
Andrew Greaves replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion Vermicomposting Outside
"Wow that is great news! My thoughts on keeping the worm bin wet are to design some 1/4' copper tubing that winds its way throughout the bin and the water would be added for the most part here in the valley at 60' F because I hear that the…"
Sep 3, 2015
Catherine, The Herb Lady commented on Victoria Jordan's blog post Lady Bug invasion...I think
"Wonderful lady bug herd."
Dec 21, 2014
raf evan commented on Victoria Jordan's blog post Lady Bug invasion...I think
"wow, your weather there must be pretty warm!  in las vegas, lady's don't normally show up like that  in great numbers, and  in various developmental stages until late winter or early spring. am thinking the relatively warm…"
Dec 20, 2014
Powell Gammill commented on Victoria Jordan's blog post Lady Bug invasion...I think
"yup, lucky you. I can't remember what they call them when they gather like that. But they will likely overwinter there to emerge ravenously looking to feed on what is feeding on your plants."
Dec 20, 2014
Victoria Jordan replied to Larry's discussion Baker Nursery
"Thanks, Tootsaz.  I have been to both those nurseries and still Baker's was my favorite.   The last time I was at Linden's they only had trees.  And Summerwinds has not been near as great as Bakers.  I actually found…"
Oct 13, 2014
Victoria Jordan replied to Larry's discussion Baker Nursery
"I try to get to Baker's from way out west about once every couple of months.  I am so sad this is happening.  Do any of you have recommendations of nursery that carry the variety of vegie starts, fruit trees, roses that you could find…"
Oct 13, 2014
bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Our Katy produced its first crop late year 4/5 + produces a fraction of the number of fruit compared to our Gold Kist."
Sep 21, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Since this seems widespread, I might wonder if you just happen to be in one of the warmest areas of Maricopa Co. with the trees in question getting early morning sun exposure right away between Nov and Feb.  Plus last winter was the least…"
Sep 21, 2014
Victoria Jordan replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Actually, it was the only tree that I have not touched with pruning shears.  This year, I did cut some back from height.but not much.  So planted since 2007 and only fruited in 2013.  I have an aprium right next to it and another…"
Sep 20, 2014
Tim replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Ill second RSI, but I thought his name was Reed.  I purchased 8 trees from him last spring and am heading back for a couple more soon."
Sep 20, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"I am stunned you have trouble with fruit forming on a Katy. I am not sure how to explain the above unless mislabeled cultivar or you are pruning the pruning fruiting spurs off.  Even then I wouldn't expect all of them to be missing.…"
Sep 20, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Nemaguard if available for stone fruits.  [Lovell and Myro29C are good too.  Marianne seems to work but stunts development somewhat.]  Cherry on NewRoot1 aka Z-dwarf and 3CR178  [Colt works too.] Apple M-111 Pear [OXhF333,…"
Sep 20, 2014
green shoes replied to Victoria Jordan's discussion fruit tree rootstock
"Go see Reid Rodger at RSI Nursery for trees on root stock for this area. "
Sep 20, 2014
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fruit tree rootstock

Hi.  I have several fruit trees (from Dave Wilson nursery) that I bought in California, put in pots for a couple of years and brought them out here and planted.  They are quite large now but are all on Citation rootstock, which apparently is great for CA but not for here in the desert.  I have 4 still in pots which I will give to relatives in CA, but wondering about taking out the trees I have and replacing them with a different root stock (and which ones?).  I have a Babcock peach which has…See More
Sep 20, 2014

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I am retiring this year so not a young person going into this. I am part of that back to the land movement of the late 60s and 70s. Had a few years of doing it but life got in the way so now I am returning to what really interests me with a little less ability to do the physical work.

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Lady Bug invasion...I think

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:32pm on December 30, 2013, Jeanne Tavares said…

Yes, I've been a bit disappointed that there are few/no classes or events for those of us who live way, way, waaaaaay out west. I'm another 10 miles further west than you, and much north, too, above the Carefree Hwy alignment. I've not been looking at the site much in the past few months, as I'm recovering from knee surgery. I am also no longer as young and strong as I used to be. I've still got a huge mound of tomatoes on my kitchen counter that I harvested when they were still green, immediately prior to the freeze in early Dec, and I'm trying to get time & ambition to coincide to make and can tomato sauce. I have not made any attempt, yet, to go dig sweet potatoes.

At 7:37am on September 7, 2013, bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden said…

Absolutely ... how may I help you? What are you planning?

You can reach me more efficiently at bryan@thegreenhousefarm.com ... it is my mobile contact ... talk to you soon, :) B

At 6:29am on March 22, 2013, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…

I have two ewes and a wether to sell. They are Katadhin. Also a young steer who is grass fed. Give me a call and we'll chat! 480-892-2604

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