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March 2014 Blog Posts (15)

Rooster needs a home


We have a beautiful Astralorp rooster that needs a new home. He is about a year old. We are willing to drop him off to you:-).

Added by heather rutter on March 26, 2014 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

74-409 Exam – Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

How 74-409 Exam Can Open Doors Of Opportunities?

The field of IT is renowned as one of the most competitive sectors worldwide. This is what has made Microsoft Corporation offer numerous certification programs for IT professionals so that they can opt for the latest opportunities leading to superior career means.

One of the best approaches is to opt for the Microsoft 74-409 certification…


Added by Melissa Franklin on March 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Morning Surprise

Early morning found me in the garden armed with a brand new spray bottle of neem oil.  HaHa!  Take that, you nasty bugs!  I had been squishing buggies twice a day for a week ~ it was time to pull out the big guns.  PRAYING this really helps my tender young plants to reach maturity while I wait for the beneficial plants to be beneficial!.  Note to self:  Make sure companion…


Added by De Ann on March 22, 2014 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

Greenish home with edible yard for rent in Ahwatukee

We have a 3 bd 2 bath house in a quiet neighborhood for rent.   Almost everything in the yard is edible.  We have: 2 pomegranate trees, 3 fig trees, 1 peach tree, 1 apple tree, 1 apricot tree, 1 plum tree, 2 guava trees, 1 orange tree, 1 ruby red grapefruit tree, 1 lemon tree and lots of grape vines.  We have lots of garden beds, and a partial gray water system from the master bath that feeds a small waterfall and pond from which irrigation water is drawn.   We also have a solar hot water…


Added by flavio jk dasilva on March 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Root Knot Nematodes and Biological Controls

I never thought it could happen to me... 

We spend our time often observing insects, climatic changes or geek out with soil tests and moisture meters in an attempt to diagnose garden problems, but until you pull a plant up- you probably will not know root knot nematodes are the culprit.…


Added by Heather Green on March 20, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

March garlic harvest, or just a very impatient and curious gardener

I have never planted garlic before. After reading Catherine's monthly planting reminders. I decided to put a handful of sprouted garlic clove that I have bought from the farmers market and grocery store for cooking, all around the container planters and my yard.

Then I started putting random sprouted garlic whenever I have chopped up some for cooking in the garden through October and November. Thinking it will be cool to see where and what condition garlic will thrive in my…


Added by Jacq Davis on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Egyptian Onions and a Pot of Baby Limas.

My gardening sweetie from Utah visited bearing gifts.  Oh, yes ~ a bucket of Egyptian Onions.  Her eyes lit up as she described their antics in her garden, how it made her laugh just to watch them twist and curl unpredictably.  She assured me the one thing predictable is their ability of prolific reproduction!  A true onion lover, I was hooked without the need of persuasion.  So,…


Added by De Ann on March 17, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The Mystery of the Vanishing Bean Seeds

There they were.  Two hundred beautiful bean seeds that had traveled the great highways just to grace my garden.  It was a gift from my dear friend and fellow-ette gardener from Utah.  Oh, the gentle hours I have spent wandering her wandering gardens.  Happy beds where herbs mingle with veggies and flowers just because they are beautiful and vines vine where they may.  Joyful and serene.  Pleasant chaos.  Alas, I digress.  Back to the beans seeds.  The bed had been dug (thank you dear…


Added by De Ann on March 14, 2014 at 6:50am — 5 Comments

Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe

Golden Milk:

Add 1 tsp. to 1 cup. hot milk (cow, goat, soy, rice, almond, or any combination), maple syrup or honey to taste and 1/2 tsp. of almond or sesame oil. Gently heat and stir. 

And we agree with Erin when she says, "If you use animal-based milk for this, you're taking 2…


Added by Farming and Garden Friends on March 13, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Namaste Permaculture People

In the past, our time on the internet was not much, and we posted a few snippets of a farming method as some social bookmarking, and we also posted a little in the forum regarding some of the success stories that came from that farming method... tea. As herbalists in the southwest promote tea, super foodies across the globe are promoting healing with whole foods.... When one steps back from it all, it can be easy to ask how are we in it together? 

We feel like ceramics and fiber arts…


Added by Farming and Garden Friends on March 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Diary of a Backyard

I moved here from 10 acres surrounded by hundreds of acres of family land. The juniper and sage were pungent in the summer heat and my girls would bring me bouquets of orange mallow and Indian paintbrush. Fall meant harvesting cactus apples for jelly and the arrival of the small herd of mule deer that wintered with us, gleaning leftover garden treasures and nibbling apples purposely left on the porch for the young fawns.  Gardening was hard.  Red clay was designed for adobe, not tomatoes and…


Added by De Ann on March 12, 2014 at 11:13pm — 2 Comments

Organic Seed Alliance - Seed Saving Guide


For gardeners and farmers

Learn how to plant the best varieties, maintain your crop genetics, cultivate, harvest , process and store seed. Plus a crop specific chart and resources for gaining more seed growing knowledge.

Enjoy :)

Added by Torrie B on March 7, 2014 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Easy No-Till Garden Beds on the cheap!

It starts with something like this...

Then it ends up looking something like this for a little while.…


Added by Heather Green on March 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

pigeon waste, please help!

Hi, I've heard different opinions about pigeon waste. Some say they are toxic and harmful, others say that it's as harmful as cat litter. I read somewhere that the waste make great fertilizer...I need to know. I have a colony of pigeons that made my roof a home since we installed or solar system. Do I need to get ride of them or not?

Also I noticed today that with the rain some droppings and pee got into one of my garden beds. I could see a slight yellow water dripping down the… Continue

Added by Maynhia Stott on March 1, 2014 at 5:20pm — 8 Comments

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