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May 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Summer Greens Program - UPDATE

Hi All,

I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap.  But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites.  But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden?  NO!!  Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 7:03pm — 7 Comments

Wicking Bed 2.0

Wicking Bed 2.0 May 2017

Some of you may remember when I first posted about my experiments with a kiddie pool wicking bed way back when.  Well, I wanted to take some time to update what I learned about using that bed and how I designed a new bed at our new house.  That original wicking…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Planting Calendars - more than just Veggies out there!

Greetings,

I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like.  Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area.  Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants.  Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you could want…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

New Old Technology - UPDATE

Ollas are unglazed earthenware pots that provide slow deep water released directly to plant roots.

------------------------ Original April 2009 --------------------------

As the weather heats up, I’ve been thinking about how to stretch the…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 4:53pm — 15 Comments

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