Hi everyone. I'm Randy of Randy's Orchard. I'm the past Chairman VPA and headed up Fruit Tree Day for several years. What my friend Greg Peterson, started and I continued was to take the guess work out of buying trees. I have 500 trees. I lecture on the topic. I've grown almost every tree on the list. I understand chill hours, root stock, pollinizers, taste tests. Each year I get together with other experts and we choose the very best trees from the very best nurseries in the west, plus get…Continue
I've decided to start sharing my garden story more publicly via Facebook. You can find it at http://www.facebook.com/CarfreeDesertGardener
The purpose is mainly to chronicle the history as I work to develop this garden just north of Phoenix.
Added by Troy Groves on September 17, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Sorry, I gave the incorrect name for the melon pear. The correct one is solanum muricatum.
I'm looking for a cutting of solanum melancatum, aka pepino melon, melon pear. Does anyone know where I might find one locally or does anyone have a cutting they would sell me? I've checked online and can only find seeds but they fruit better from cuttings. Thanks.
Added by Bonnie on September 17, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments
I've been asked to develop a class to teach gardening as an elective, and to start a community garden for students at my high school. This is an opportunity to show kids a more sustainable way! I welcome your ideas, resources, and comments! The kids range from very low functioning to honor students.
Does anyone know what the problem is when the plant foliage is very healthy but the plant doesn't produce any fruit? Is there too much of something, or too little of another thing?
We have been raising domestic quail for over 6 months. Today we had the oddest issue. The quail were fine when we checked them yesterday morning and then this afternoon two were dead and one was very lethargic. We removed the ant covered dead birds and put the lethargic one into a recovery pen. Feed was fine, water was flowing normally, air flow to the pens is good and they are well shaded.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom or explanation?