Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition Forum

to support and grow a food system in Maricopa County

Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition Forum is a social network

Birgit K.
  • Female
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
Share

Birgit K.'s Friends

  • green shoes
  • Cricket

Birgit K.'s Groups

Birgit K.'s Discussions

Unexpected Turmeric Harvest
3 Replies

As I've mentioned before I planted some turmeric with my ginger and horseradish. This was grocery store turmeric that I let sprout a little before sticking it into my box. I cut them up, around the…Continue

Tags: turmeric

Started this discussion. Last reply by MaryMcP Jan 13, 2014.

Lamb's lettuce/ Dutch Corn Salad
3 Replies

Does anyone have any experience in growing this in the valley?If so, when do you seed it?I grew up with it and I would love to plant some, but I'm not sure when the best time would be. In Europe it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Enteman Nov 19, 2013.

Does anyone have experience in growing cucamelons?
1 Reply

I planted what were supposed to be cucamelon (a.k.a. mouse melon/ mexican sour gherkin) seeds, the plant looks like it should ... the fruit doesn't ... yet?It's supposed to look like a tiny…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgit K. Oct 22, 2013.

Year of the pests
8 Replies

Apparently my task this year is to learn about all the pests that can befall a dessert garden.I've had one infestation after another and apparently we're just getting started!We've had/have thrips,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgit K. Sep 24, 2013.

 

Birgit K.'s Page

Latest Activity

Birgit K. replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Getting rid of Bermuda Grass - Maybe this is the best solution.
"Yes, that would probably help, the ones around the edges. However, I've had them come through just as much right in the middle of the beds, and when you follow the stolens, they go straight down into the ground, not over to the side. Which…"
Jun 15, 2015
Birgit K. replied to Kate Radosevic's discussion "Thrive Market"
"I did the one month trial membership when they first launched Thrive Market. It was very good. They have a great selection, shipping was fast, the prices were pretty good, compared to local stores anyway. The first purchase also got a 20% off and…"
Jun 13, 2015
Birgit K. replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Getting rid of Bermuda Grass - Maybe this is the best solution.
"Hasn't worked for me. Well, let me correct that - hasn't worked beyond about a growing season. Meaning, that as soon as the cardboard broke down enough, the grass was right back, in full force. So, after that the "just cardboard"…"
Jun 13, 2015
Birgit K. replied to Zacary Richards's discussion Kombucha, Kefir, Raw milk, Local Beef
"I brew my kombucha in these kind of gallon containers: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DDVN7/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 They were on sale for $7 a while back and I got a few. They work great for brewing. However, my scobies…"
Jun 23, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Zacary Richards's discussion Kombucha, Kefir, Raw milk, Local Beef
"I have kombucha scobies and water kefir grains you are welcome to. I'm at 35th Ave and the Loop 101. Raw milk isn't illegal in AZ. Check out http://saveyourdairy.com/ Beware though, getting on the drop list can take a while. She's…"
Jun 22, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Sue Wefel's discussion How big should my Thompson Seedless grapes be by now?
"I have no idea how big they should be as this is the first year for me too that they even have grapes, but they are large pea size right now and pretty much ripe. I suspect that it's a Perlette too, even though that's not what we thought…"
Jun 10, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Kim Watkins's discussion Sweet Potato Slips
"Not in the East Valley either, but I have several rooted sweet potato slips (mostly the white kind) that you are welcome to."
Jun 10, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Jennifer Wadsworth's discussion When do you turn on your AC?
"We bought them about 3+ years ago. I think we were the second wave of the Incentive programs then. We had to put the money out up front, but we got a LOT of it back through refunds and tax breaks. We are not off grid however, this would require a…"
May 24, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Jennifer Wadsworth's discussion When do you turn on your AC?
"Oh wow! You are a tough cookie! I've made it through 116 F for a couple of days once when our AC broke, but I don't want to do that on a regular basis!I've been kind of spoiled the last few years. We have a roof full of solar panels…"
May 22, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Chad's discussion Meat Co-op
"We get ours from JH Grassfed. http://www.jhgrassfed.com/store.php If you join their CSA (which is completely free) you get special pricing on certain cuts every now and then. They are also at the Twilight Farmer's market in Glendale every…"
May 22, 2014
Birgit K. commented on Birgit K.'s photo
Thumbnail

Horseradish

"Seems to be doing fine. I have it in a box with Ginger and Turmeric - and some sesame plants that keep on reseeding themselves. It's just been through it's second year, so it seems established now! I got this variety from an ebay seller -…"
Mar 11, 2014
Lorna Spencer commented on Birgit K.'s photo
Thumbnail

Horseradish

"How did you manage to grow horseradish in the low desert? Have been reading that it is too hot here (in Phoenix) to cultivate."
Mar 11, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Beet recipes please? in the group Growing Gourmet
"Thanks so much, Vynnie! I'm so glad you're finding some fun stuff on my blog! :)"
Feb 16, 2014
Birgit K. replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Beet recipes please? in the group Growing Gourmet
"My favorite way to prepare fresh beet is a raw beetroot and horseradish salad. I have the recipe here."
Feb 14, 2014
Birgit K. commented on heather rutter's blog post Citrus citrus citrus!
"Depending on where you are, I would love some!"
Feb 5, 2014
Birgit K. replied to grrlscout's discussion Cauliflower fried "rice" in the group Growing Gourmet
"Love cauliflower fried rice! It's a staple around here! Also, another quick and easy make-ahead  way to "rice" cauliflower, is to add chunks to a blender, add water, blend, and, drain it through a fine mesh sieve. You can press…"
Jan 17, 2014

Profile Information

About Me:
I live in Phoenix and I've been increasingly expanding my veggie growing in our small backyard.

Birgit K.'s Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition Forum to add comments!

Join Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition Forum

At 3:32pm on July 25, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Welcome to the VPA!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing up to become an online member! We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm-8:00pm, and we would love for you to be there. Please RSVP here. I also encourage you to join the Volunteer Group to stay alerted of all the volunteer opportunities we have available. You, the Volunteer, make it possible for the VPA to accomplish our mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.

Best regards,

Kate

Volunteer Manager

kate@vpaaz.org

At 1:21pm on July 25, 2013, Class Coordinator said…

Thanks for joining the Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) website! VPA a Phoenix-based 501c3 non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on gardening, small livestock and other topics related to urban farming and sustainable living. Read more about VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore what this site has to offer. We hope that you will participate fully in the many groups, forums and other resources on this site. Please take advantage of the wealth of knowledge readily shared by our members!   When you signed up to be a member, you may have opted to receive our weekly newsletter. We hope you will find the info and updates on classes and other events helpful. If not, please let us know how to make it better. You are able to unsubscribe instantly by selecting "unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter.

Finally, there are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes, the seed library, in the office and at events like the annual Tour de Coops and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast. If you would like more info on volunteering, please let us know.

Want another way to connect with VPA? Look for us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ValleyPermacultureAlliance) and Twitter (@vpapermie).

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by MCFSC Administrator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service