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Prickly Pear composting
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Hello,I just juiced 60 pounds of prickly pear fruit and am wondering about composting the seeds and pulp. I boiled them briefly and ran them through a food processor and then a food mill. I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather rutter Aug 21, 2015.

Chickens losing feathers
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I have 4 chickens about 6 months old that were all raised together as chicks.  We had a 5th chicken until about 2 months ago.  He was a rooster that we gave to a farm because of his volume.  So, our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suze Scott Mar 20, 2012.

citrus fruit in west valley
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We have 9 citrus trees that are covered in very yummy fruit, but can't possibly eat it all.  Does anyone know of somewhere we can donate it?  We hate to waste it.  I saw the gleaning day a few weeks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Mar 10, 2010.

egg production
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I had a chicken lay two eggs on the droppings board under their roost this morning which makes me think it was quite early since they are only on their roost at night.  Both eggs had very thin shells…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Jul 25, 2010.

 

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Garden Gal commented on heather rutter's blog post Worms
"I have worms to sell 602-920-0555"
Jan 26, 2016
Linda Enger commented on heather rutter's blog post Worms
"Bakers gave me name of woman at ASU ages ago but I lost it and I too need to find worms. After 4 years of gardening still have not seen one in ground or pots.  ( I thought grubs were worms when I started garden )"
Dec 4, 2015
heather rutter replied to heather rutter's discussion Prickly Pear composting
"Thanks!"
Aug 21, 2015
Powell Gammill replied to heather rutter's discussion Prickly Pear composting
"you boiled them"
Aug 21, 2015
heather rutter replied to heather rutter's discussion Prickly Pear composting
"Will the abundance of seeds grow prickly pear everywhere?"
Aug 21, 2015
Powell Gammill replied to heather rutter's discussion Prickly Pear composting
"either"
Aug 20, 2015
heather rutter replied to Robin Feeling, M.A.'s discussion yellow and black worms on grapes
"Those are skeletonizer caterpillars. Spray with bt ASAP."
Aug 19, 2015
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Prickly Pear composting

Hello,I just juiced 60 pounds of prickly pear fruit and am wondering about composting the seeds and pulp. I boiled them briefly and ran them through a food processor and then a food mill. I am wondering about putting them either in the compost or worm bin. Suggestions?See More
Aug 19, 2015
heather rutter commented on heather rutter's blog post Worms
"Thank you! He's close and has what I need."
Aug 18, 2015
Liz & Dan commented on heather rutter's blog post Worms
"Try  www.canyonlandworms.com or call 602-493-7067 ask for Robert Fenchak"
Aug 18, 2015
heather rutter replied to Helen E. Raleigh's discussion Compost & Rain Barrel For Sale or Free to Good Cause! in the group Soil Builders
"We would love to purchase this from you. I am located in north Phoenix and would be happy to meet up with you on Monday wherever is the most convenient for you. Thank you:-) heather"
Aug 15, 2015
Max replied to heather rutter's discussion Making mulch in the group Soil Builders
"Hello Heather, Running a chipper can be exhilarating, but I prefer to get my wood chips dropped off by Dan Stevens/Living Tree Service for free. (I imagine there are other tree companies who are happy to drop off free chips too. :) If you are going…"
Aug 15, 2015
Kate Radosevic left a comment for heather rutter
"you're awesome, Heather!"
Jun 1, 2015
Barbara Middleton commented on heather rutter's blog post Blackberries
May 30, 2015
Barbara Middleton commented on heather rutter's blog post Blackberries
"We have blackberries that we bought from Jeff Ho ("Green Thumb Jeff"), and my husband planted them about two years ago on the east side of the house in the small bed next to the walkway to the back. They are up to the rafters, and both…"
May 30, 2015
Woody Livingston commented on heather rutter's blog post Blackberries
"and good luck with the boysenberries, I can't seem to get mine through the summer, when I do the winter frost kills them back"
May 30, 2015

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Worms

Hello,

We are looking for worms for our new worm bin. Does anyone have some they would like to sell or know of a good place to find some?
Thanks you!!

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 10:06pm — 4 Comments

Blackberries

Hello,

We just planted blackberries and boysenberries and they will be on the same irrigation system as our garden which will be watered daily for 30 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions about the number of gallons per day we should water?

Thanks
Heather

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

Rooster needs a home

Hello,

We have a beautiful Astralorp rooster that needs a new home. He is about a year old. We are willing to drop him off to you:-).

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

New fruit trees

Hello,

We have planted 6 new fruit trees. A plum, apricot, pear, peach, Anna Apple and Dorsett apple. They are not bare root. We are on a drip system and were planning on a basin method but wondered if anyone could tell us how much water they should get and how often? Thanks

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 1:57pm — 7 Comments

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At 5:18pm on June 1, 2015, Kate Radosevic said…

you're awesome, Heather!

At 1:07pm on March 2, 2010, heather rutter said…
Thanks. I saw last week you had a program to donate citrus, but we are in far Northwest Phoenix and Mesa was too far to drive. We have 9 citrus trees covered in fruit and would love to donate it somewhere if anyone has any suggestions.

Thank you
At 11:39am on February 23, 2010, levi mason said…
welcome to the guild!
 
 
 

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