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When to water
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I often near advice about watering in the morning so trees can drink for the hot day. I'm curious where this came from as I see golf courses watering their happy grass whenever they feel like it.Why…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Jul 1, 2013.

Blackberry trellis
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I have this awesome tangle of blackberries that's starting to become unruly. It's a weeping thorny variety meaning all the best berries will be in the middle daring me to pick them. I want to trellis…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by erniee85017 Apr 9, 2016.

Fruiting Avocado - in Arizona.
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 I know a lot of people who SELL avocado tree's who tell me that the do well in Arizona and thrive and ask to take my 80 bucks, but the reality is I've never seen one do well and everyone I know who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Brewer Feb 11, 2013.

RSI growers ve THD
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I'm curious as some swear by them, but what's the main difference between a local company RSI growers for example and Home Depot? The price difference is pretty big.On that note, is the fruit tree…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doreen Pollack Oct 2, 2012.


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I'm interested in anything that grows and I can eat it. Unless it is okra. That's not edible.

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Planted too deep: a photo essay (FIXED)


I was enjoying all the new growth on my trees and vines when I noted a Santa Rosa Plum had the dreaded Chlorosis. No way! I knew this wasn't a soil issue as this was buried in prime. I'd been reading that trees should be planted at their root…


Posted on March 23, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

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At 9:12pm on August 13, 2012, Debbie Fishell said…

Not to worry! We'll find SOMETHING for you to do :) I'll be in touch. Thanks for reaching out Brian

At 12:12pm on May 23, 2012, Rachel said…

Hey Brian, I just now saw your request. :) I dropped off some native passionfruit seeds at the VPA office, there should still be some there. 1122 E Washington. Stacey has them.

At 1:12pm on December 9, 2011, Jane Doyle said…

Hi Brian, you've got to pick the okra while it's young! :D Seriously though, there are tons of gardeners here - okra fans as well as okra haters - who love to help other people develop their own organic, sustainable garden. You'll have your own before you know it. Welcome to the VPA!


Jane Doyle
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Valley Permaculture Alliance 


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