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Rats in compost

This summer we had quite a thing with rats & mice. Yech, not so good for me. There were small field mice--not roof rats--in my orange t…

Started by jeanette

0 Oct 5, 2014

Soil Testing

Can anybody suggest who offers soil testing? I am mainly worried about a painted wall and weather there had been some lead paint used at an…

Started by Rachel Brumitt

2 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Jeff Adams

School Composting Project

I am new to this forum.  I am a special education teacher wanting to start a composting program at my school for my students.  I need bins…

Started by Olga Gilchrist

1 Jul 23, 2014
Reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady

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 (www.bokashievolution.com) 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

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