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No grapefruits on our tree
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As we were cooling off in the pool my husband noticed that our grapefruit tree was fruitless. We have a pomegranate right next to it and the unripened pomegranates sort of looked like grapefruits and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jun 30, 2013.

Just curious about charcol
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We are die-hard charcol fans, no gas grilling for us. My husband was wondering is there any benefit to our plants if he put the ashes from the grill on them? Anyone? Anyone?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden Oct 24, 2012.

Transplanting seedlings question
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Hi AllOther than root veggies which I sow directly into the garden I have never started something from seed that needed to be transplanted later. I have started some romenesco in little seed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mable Oct 8, 2012.

side yard death zone
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Hey all I need some help for my side yard. It is on the east side of the house, has a west facing wall, a south wall and about 3 about hours of direct sunlight. Last Oct we planted some tangerine…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Sep 27, 2012.


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I am new to raised bed gardening, I have two 4' x 6' steel raised beds in my backyard. This is my second year of semi-successful growing and I am looking for some like minded souls to share successes and failures with.

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tomato jail

I am battling the birds and trying to keep them from getting to my tomatoes first. I got some "old school" plastic berry baskets and I am hoping that will keep their little peckers from getting at my mates. I just thought you would like a laugh!



Posted on May 14, 2013 at 7:57pm — 2 Comments

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At 2:05am on June 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

Hello Dear,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.
Have a nice day.
Bruno Serra.

At 6:11pm on April 28, 2011, Jane Doyle said…

Hi Michele, you'll find plenty of like minded souls who've gone through many failures and successes here, including some that are just starting out. We're glad you're here! Here's your welcome letter:

Thank you for choosing to join the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends.

You’re encouraged to browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well. There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes and events, so please let me know if you are interested in helping out when available.

We offer a variety of classes to our members on requested fee basis ($15 or more) that goes toward venue hard-costs, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending by clicking our events tab, and feel free to contact us with any questions.


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