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im looking for ways to enhance my sad little yard and with moving expences dont have extra cash to buy much of anything yet. any advice on how to get/grow/cultivate cactus? (im coming from the NW…Continue

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will be attending PIHMA for acupuncture and oriental medicine, love to grow plants, want to learn more about native AZ plants, how to grow and maintain plants in Phoenix :)

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At 2:26pm on August 20, 2010, Dyane said…
You may ask a neighbor, like I did, or go out for a drive they're everywhere. My neighbor has lots left if you're near 19th ave & Union Hills he'd be more than happy to let you have them. I still have lots in a bucket but have no use for them I picked too much. You can have them :)
At 12:49pm on August 18, 2010, Dyane said…
Hi Rebecca! I'm new to gardening here in the SW. I'm from Quebec
I just learned how to make some prickly pear cactus jelly, so yummy!
welcome :)
At 2:46pm on August 15, 2010, Lauri Berger said…
HI Rebecca! The one item I found that grows VERY well in our very hot summers is okra. It absolutely loves the heat and abundant sunshine. Of course, if you don't like okra, that's not much help to you. I hadn't really eaten them before growing them, and now find I love them. Breaded and fried is a great way to enjoy them, but that can get old fast. I found a great okra pickle recipe that I use and then can them. I usually have enough to last all year, and give some away as gifts. This year, I did not grow them other than a few plants, and now I'm regretting that decision.

Luckily it's the end of the season for them, and now I'm getting ready to plant my fall garden. Can't wait for a few more weeks to go by!
At 1:55pm on August 13, 2010, Jane Doyle said…
That's so cool that you and your husband are following your dreams!! I do hope you get to take the Spring 2010 PDC also. If you'd like to be put on the waiting list for it, please contact the Lead Instructor, Don Titmus, at don@4dirs.com. Don is on this site and you can see his posts and check out his page too, if you'd like. Also, in reference to foraging, please go to the Native and Perennial Foods Group on this site, specifically to this conversation. I wish I had prickly pears but at present I do not. Have fun!
At 4:37pm on August 12, 2010, Jane Doyle said…
Welcome to Phoenix, Rebecca! I dont' know if you lived in the NW long enough to get sick of the dark rainy winters, but if you did, you'll absolutely love it here. Sun, sun, sun. What's amazing about Phoenix is that you can grow things all year long, even now. You're definitely in the right place (Phoenix Permaculture Guild) to learn how to do that, when you're ready. You're very wise to start off with cacti, and prickly pear cactus (nopale) grow like weeds! Plus the fruit is very nice - people will be harvesting it soon if they're not already. The pads are eaten also-after sticker removal!
At 3:29pm on August 11, 2010, Harrison Watchman said…
Glad to be your friend. Let me know if I can be of any help in plants and growing them.
At 2:39pm on August 11, 2010, Peggy said…
Welcome to Phoenix. What part of Phoenix are you in?
At 7:22pm on July 15, 2010, Lauri Berger said…
Welcome! Growing plants in the desert can be challenging at times, but well worth it. The growing/planting schedule here is very different than pretty much everywhere else though. It took me a while to get used to that after I came here from Maryland.
Good luck in your studies, and if it seems incredibly hot when you get here in August, just try to remember that you'll be hitting the second half of summer, so you'll have cooler weather to look forward to!
At 4:42pm on July 15, 2010, levi mason said…
Welcome to the Guild!
At 2:14pm on July 14, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome!
 
 
 

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