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April 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Urban Permaculture in Australia

There is a very interesting video on YouTube with different examples of urban permaculture gardens in Sydney. Watch it here:

Urban Permaculture with Geoff Lawton (2011)

Added by Susanne Kraemer on April 29, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Scallop Squash

I'm having problems with my scallop squash maturing.  The female blossom with the little 1 inch squash doesn't get big.  Any suggestions?

Added by Phillip Stradling on April 25, 2013 at 9:54am — 7 Comments

Scallop Squash

I'm having problems with my scallop squash maturing.  The female blossom with the little 1 inch squash doesn't get big.  Any suggestions?

Added by Phillip Stradling on April 25, 2013 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Proud Garden Mama!

I'm pretty new to this site so I'm still trying everything out. This is the first garden I have tried at my house after many MANY unsuccessful attempts and growing herbs indoors. I planted in mid march (some transplants, some seeds) and tons of different things (cucumbers, butternut squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, sunflowers, sweet corn, ornamental corn, yellow squash, zucchini, a bazillion peper plants, tomatoes, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, celery, artichoke, beans, peas, parsley, basil,…


Added by Beth Myers on April 23, 2013 at 1:24pm — 4 Comments

Interesting Newsletter on No-till Gardening/Farming


Added by Heather Green on April 22, 2013 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Need eggs for broody chickens

Hi there,

I have a buff Orpington that has gone broody for what is the 3rd year now. We are in need of new chickens so we thought maybe we could have her hatch some. We would love Americaunas. I am willing to drive to you to pick them up.

Thanks so much,

Added by heather rutter on April 21, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Pallet Planter Experiment- Pallet 1

I kind of like the challenges of growing in the desert heat and sun. It gives me an excuse to busy myself with quirky little experiments and perhaps trivial observations. It's jolly entertainment! Take my pallet gardens for instance...

I made a few of these around the property in addition to raised beds and some in-ground gardens. While I suppose I could invest in a drip line or some shade cloth (that would probably make life easier right?) or some beautiful…


Added by Heather Green on April 19, 2013 at 7:14pm — 12 Comments

Raising Rabbits Long Term

I haven't posted anything in a very long while decided I should.

My rabbitry has expanded into a new place.  With a few friends we now have a cooperative effort for raising not only rabbits but chickens for meat and laying hens. 

The rabbits have become a way of life now.  I am showing as well as raising for meat and have found that most rabbit people are nice to be around.  The most exciting thing that happend with my rabbits this year was when a 4-h kid took a Chinchilla…


Added by Treasa on April 17, 2013 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

Hip Veggies has a new bag design! "Love Your Lemons" by Christine Cassano.


We have added a few new designs since I last posted!  Today our shining star is "Love Your Lemons" by Christine Cassano.  1/3 of the profits from her bags will be donated to The Joy Bus, an organization that prepares and delivers home cooked meals for cancer patients.

We have special pricing for a few days if you can preorder.  For more information…


Added by Monika Woolsey on April 16, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Snake in my Chicken Coop - Help!!

Yesterday when I went out to collect eggs a nice 4 foot snake greeted me in my nesting boxes!!  Yikes!!


My husband came home - got it out and it slithered away.


Today very caustionsly I opened the nesting boxes to see another (or the same - not sure) snake crawling up ramp into the coop and nesting boxes.  


I have a broody hen that is sitting on 8 fertile eggs (allegedly fertile) that are supposed to Hatch on Tuesday.


I have 4…


Added by Shelly Martin on April 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

+ and - of flood irrigation

all plants here in the salty valley need a deeeeeep good drink of water.

first to flush out the salts. second, it helps establish a strong vigorous root system. mostly because the soil is no longer concrete after the flushes.

this is great when you have flood irrigation. it def saturates the ground. its an easy, no work, no attention needed job.


flood irrigation tends to compact the soil. and its very wasteful. its cheap for…


Added by Jacob Carranza on April 9, 2013 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

Sarama chickens for sale $20 a pair. and They go in pairs. 1 mail & 1 female.

4 White Sarama's up for sale. Must sell as pairs (1male & 1female) $20 a pair
They are 1/5 the size of a standard chicken and have a 1/5 of the sound. So the crow of the rooster is lower in volume than a standard chicken

Added by Melissa Rennells on April 7, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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