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Southwest Valley Permies


Southwest Valley Permies

This group is for anyone who lives in the Southwest Valley and/or for anyone who wants to get to know other permies in the west side! Come join us and help us built a community in the far west!

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Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2015

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eucalyptus trees 1 Reply

Started by Judith Storck. Last reply by Victoria Jordan Jul 18, 2014.

Aquaponics in the SW desert

Started by ANNA and WALTER Sep 17, 2013.

New here, bees, etc.

Started by Victoria Jordan Nov 5, 2012.

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Comment by Tressure Hardcastle on May 15, 2013 at 2:36pm

Does any one know a good free source on the west side for free mulch or compost( ,anyone who has xtra seeds or starter plants they might be giving away. Im late getting my garden in and just need a few things to wrap it up before its too terribly hot. I am also a local artist who would be willing to trade art for needed items, also fresh eggs,& locally grown meat.


Comment by Colleen Martin on December 28, 2012 at 9:08pm

Hi everyone,

I just want to let you know that I have beautiful brown eggs for sale. They are fed only organic feed, they are GMO and soy free, pasture raised and happy girls.  The pasture has been pesticide/herbicide free for at least 20 years. We are pretty sure there has never been chemicals used on the pasture but we only know for sure for the last 20 years, $5 per dozen.  75th Ave and Glendale area.  Call Colleen 623 910 1231 

Comment by April A Ortiz on February 9, 2012 at 3:28pm

Moon Valley Nursery has some great stock on veggies.  Today I got a 6 pack of Early Girl Tomatos and Red Bell peppers for $2.99 a 6 pack.  Guy told me tomorrow they are going to get even more variety of veggies.  Can't wait to get them planted!!!

Comment by dj griffith on February 7, 2012 at 5:30pm

Hi Jeanne. I'm finally catching my breath from my move. How have you been?

Comment by Jeanne Tavares on February 7, 2012 at 10:59am

I had planted potatoes for the first time last year. I had purchased a bag of fingerling potatoes from Safeway, rinsed them thoroughly, and planted them when they started to show growth from their eyes. In the fall and again last month, I planted tiny potatoes that I had harvested that were just too small to eat.

I was back at HD looking for tomato plants a week ago. The heat tolerant variety that they had was a determinate called Phoenix. I purchased some of those and also a few Early Girl. They were the same size when purchased, but in the past week, Early Girl has shot up twice the size as Phoenix!

As for the seeds that I've planted, I have two Tropic that have germinated (out of 6) and no Tula Blacks at all :(

Comment by Donna Hamill on February 7, 2012 at 7:35am

Jeanne, where do you get the stock for your potatoes? I've been gardening awhile, but haven't gotten the hang of potatoes. I am an heirloom gardener, so am always looking for stuff that is non-GMO. Most of my stuff comes from Native Seed Search, but the ancient Native Americans did not grow potatoes. ... not sure how it's done in AZ.. Potatoes being one of those veggies not tolerant of either hot nor cold. Any advice you have would be useful. Thanks.

Comment by Jeanne Tavares on January 27, 2012 at 12:33pm

I had purchased seeds online from Hirts called Tula Black and Tropic. Germination was a bit touchy last year, and none of the plants survived to the garden. I'm trying again this year. I had seen a tomato labeled as heat tolerate at Home Depot last fall. I'm going to look for it again the next time I get down there.

Comment by April A Ortiz on January 27, 2012 at 10:31am

Very nice.  What types of tomatoes are heat tolerant? 

Comment by Jeanne Tavares on January 26, 2012 at 11:25pm

Curioser and curioser... I planted onion sets last week, and a couple rows of red potatoes. Last year, the russets did nothing, zip, zero, nada, but the reds were quite productive. I had to purchase a 5lb bag of potatoes for Christmas, but otherwise have been eating only potatoes grown from my garden for at least 6 months now. When I tilled the garden to prepare to plant, I was able to harvest another several pounds of potatoes that had escaped me when I dug the plants in the fall. I'm thinking that I should plant peas and sugar snap peas asap. I started seed in the house for two varieties of heat tolerant tomatoes last week.

Comment by April A Ortiz on January 26, 2012 at 10:37pm

Hi Jeanne!  I did post to the group but now that I am looking for my post I don't see it here.  I wonder where it went??


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