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Dear folks,My monthly post on what to plant or sow with gardening tips.…Continue

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Dear Folks,My monthly planting tips blog post.  Two events coming up too.Could we get hail?  This warm winter holds the possibility of hail when the transitions start.…Continue

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I write and teach about edible landscaping in the desert with a strong focus on culinary herbs and edible flowers. I have over 30 years of trowel & error in the garden with edible landscaping. I have written several books and booklets on gardening and using the bounty of the desert edible garden.

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At 1:12pm on December 6, 2014, Cricket said…
I'm always blessed by the things you share on this forum. We would definitely miss out on so much if you weren't here. It such a pleasure to meet you yesterday at the market. Thanks for the message. I think the VPA will certainly try to be a presence at the Mesa Market when volunteers are able to staff it. I loved meeting everyone there. I think Bill and Roger will be able to come most often since they live in the area. God Bless and Merry Christmas!
At 2:28pm on July 9, 2014, M Suzanne Rowe said…

Thank you, Catherine for your sweet compliments! :) I sure enjoy and process all of your advice, help, guidance. You cannot know how grateful I am to all the very seasoned gardeners that help all of us newbies and jr gardeners!

At 10:10pm on March 29, 2014, De Ann said…

Catherine, I did a search on ginger and your post surfaced from over a year ago.  You mentioned that you were going to move your ginger to a shadier spot to try to achieve larger rhizomes.  I was wondering how that turned out for you.  I am contemplating planting ginger on a north facing wall that only gets sun in the dead of winter.

At 6:54pm on March 21, 2013, Phillip Stradling said…

Thank you Catherine,

 Do you know anything about boysenberries.  I planted one last spring in the dormant stage. This spring it spouted out all over the place.  Am I supposed to trim it this first year?        Phil

At 11:47pm on January 16, 2013, Kim said…
I notice you have had success with alpine strawberries . I have sadly killed my share but adore them. Could you tell me where you got yours where you planted and when you planted.
At 9:36am on January 1, 2013, Christie Carroll said…

To be clear, we do have one 50lb pack available for March 1. We also have 50lb packs, 1/4 and 1/2 cows available for July 1.

At 9:36am on December 7, 2012, Tina Sowseed said…

Thanks Catherine,

I have been on this site since the summer and am just now getting a chance to explore! 

I just love everyones stuff! 

At 8:35pm on December 4, 2012, Dara said…

Hi Catherine,

I was perusing the forums and noticed several of your threads about the multiple BBC series' about farming - War Time, Edwardian and Victorian.  My husband and I love those series!  I thought I'd mention one more that I'm not sure you've found called  Tales from the Green Valley which is based in the late Tudor period.  It precedes all the others and led to their creation.  Here's the link:


At 10:45am on October 1, 2012, Gail LaTour said…
At 12:22pm on September 28, 2012, Gail LaTour said…

Catherine this is the registration form, let me know if it goes through.




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