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Heather Green
  • 38, Female
  • Glendale, AZ
  • United States

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Garden Swap and Shop Event

Hi All,It's been awhile since I haunted these pages engaging in great conversations about…Continue

Started May 20, 2016

Yam or Sweet Potato?
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This is probably a dumb question... I bought 2 of these a long time ago. They were labeled "Sweet Potato" although the flesh is white, skin light tan and they taste more like a potato with a sweet…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Green Jun 5, 2014.

Grey Water for Laundry Possible More
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Hi there,Does anyone know someone that can install a simple grey water system for me. I would like to start with my washing machine, but I want it done right, as I rigged something myself with my old…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ericka Apr 30, 2014.

City Ordinance Front Yard Gardening
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One of my neighbors mentioned to me today that there was a segment on the morning news show in Phoenix, talking about how growing vegetable gardens in your front yard was against city ordinance. She…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Green Apr 6, 2014.


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I live in a modest house in Northwest Phoenix. My primary garden efforts include keeping things simple. No till, no shade cloth, no rows or order- I like to plant close and diversify, build the soil, find a use for garbage, incorporate flowers and leave things be- like bugs and even weeds - btw, feral cats are pretty good for keeping birds out of your fruit trees and killing big scary bugs.

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I don't have enough ants!

I posted awhile ago about how I don't kill ants- nope, I don't do it! And I try not to use the word, "should" because my mother always taught me the world of "shoulds" is a world of judgement, but I'll make an exception and say you shouldn't kill ants either- or any insect for that matter- unless it's a cockroach inside your house- then I understand.

I watched this documentary last night, and I have gained yet even more respect for these fascinating creatures, and while I was aware of…


Posted on May 27, 2014 at 8:40am — 7 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.…


Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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.…


Posted on March 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Lee Lee Grass or Lemon Grass if you insist

I call it Lee Lee grass, because thanks to Lee Lee's Market, I can now grow my own lemon grass year round. I started this lovely plant with 2 left over lemongrass stalks I purchased at Lee's Lee's. It's an easy and thrifty plant to get started. Just sprout the stalks in a jar of water. I left mine in a North Facing…


Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 11:53am on May 15, 2013, Karis said…

Hi Heather, I read your comments on the "Kosher" thread, which they have now closed for comments... I am not a Jew, I'm a Christian, but as a result I have read the Old Testament extensively. The discussion of whether it makes sense to update and change Kosher dietary laws as our technology improves and we understand more things from a scientific standpoint is an interesting one, and one I really don't know. I guess that is up to the Rabbi's and their congregations to discuss...One idea I wanted to offer you, and would have on the thread, is to consider that the Kosher and dietary rules, really the whole "Law" have symbolic and metaphorical significance as well. So yes, deeming one animal "unclean" and others "clean" may not make sense to us in the modern day, but those laws were also used as spiritual symbols to the Jews. Unclean was symbolic of sin. Hand washing was symbolic for reverence and redemption. Judaism is very rich in symbolism and tradition and it truly has brought that group of people through some of the most horrific and terrible circumstances time and time that sense, it has "worked" very well.

My policy has always been that belief and tradition (as long as they are chosen by the individual or group and not oppressively forced,) ought to be respected especially by people outside of that belief or religion.

I hope you recieve my reply in the spirit in which it is intended, and that is one of open dialouge and simply offering another perspecive. :)

At 8:48am on March 18, 2013, grrlscout said…

Thanks for the link - I'll check it out!

At 11:30am on October 13, 2012, Joseph McClellan said…

Thanks for the friend add! What part of Glendale are you in?

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