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unused beds

This is a two part question: 1. How should I be caring for my unused beds during the summer? Do I keep watering them? 2. How do I amend a b…

Started by Joanna Benton

6 Jul 3, 2014
Reply by Powell Gammill

Testing your soil for Verticillum and/or Fusarium Wilts

Does anyone know of a place one can get their soil tested for V or F?

Started by green shoes

5 May 28, 2014
Reply by Jeff Adams

Shading a vegetable garden

  The hot sun is brutaly attacking my tomato plants laden with tomatoes.  Other plants are being effected as well. I went to Home depot th…

Started by Robert Brown

21 Apr 14, 2014
Reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady

Bokashi Composting!

Hi Soil Lovers! My name is Morgan Coffinger, Founder of Bokashi Evolution ( based out of Tempe, AZ. For those of y…

Started by Morgan Coffinger

13 Oct 3, 2013
Reply by Morgan Coffinger

Worm castings vs. bat guano

I've always heard that the two best fertilizers are worm castings and bat guano.  I know worm castings are great from my experience with fa…

Started by Robert Fenchak

3 Sep 15, 2013
Reply by rafael evangel

Sulphur for pH reduction

According to my recent soil test I need to reduce the pH of my soil which puts me in the same situation as most new gardeners in the valley…

Started by Kevin Dukes

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Kevin Dukes

central Phx place to compost

Hi, I am looking for a place to take my food scraps for composting. I live near 27th St and Thomas Rd. What is the closest place (to minimi…

Started by Patricia Ewanski

5 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by Morgan Coffinger

Corn in Compost?

It is okay to put your dried up corn plants and cobs in the compost and to use as mulch?  I planted some non GMO corn and suspect it is dis…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

8 Sep 6, 2012
Reply by Grace Marie Newton

Help I have created a snail farm, can I undo the soil damage?

Hello All, I think I might have created the perfect conditions for a snail farm in my soil.  Can this be fixed? I don't know how to link a…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

0 Sep 2, 2012

Unwanted pests in the worm bin.

I have a City of Scottsdale Compost bin which is in the shade under my trees to keep it cool enough for the red worms I have in there eatin…

Started by Steven Tweito

2 Aug 22, 2012
Reply by Robert Fenchak


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