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Quick question...
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I have a small garden 4 x 8, maybe.  Can I plant watermelon, butternut squash and crooked yellow squash without cross pollination issues? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cassandra Mar 14, 2013.

Two week old chicks...
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Recently purchased two chicks a week ago.  Both are coming up on 2 weeks old and this is my first time raising chicks.  Questions abound and hope that someone on this forum can help answer them. 1) …Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky Mar 9, 2013.

What to plant for this weekend-September 29th?
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What can I start to plant by seed this weekend?What can I start to plant by starter plants?Thank you-CassandraContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Oct 4, 2012.

Watermelon
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I planted some watermelon seeds from Native Seeds quite a while ago (3 months) and 3 tiny watermelons started to develop just recently.  They are now turning black.  They were about the size of a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by tmbc Oct 29, 2012.

 

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Cassandra added a discussion to the group Micro Livestock
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What do you feed a rooster...

I have a little bantam rooster. I don't know what type of breed he is...  His name is Stewart and we've had him less than a year.  I don't think, based on a bit of research, that he needs to be eating the pricey organic layer feed.  What can I feed him without blowing out his organs based on a too-much-protein diet?Also, does anyone want him?  I want to make room for some hens in the coop that he shares with no one...See More
Dec 16, 2015
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Native Seeds Tohono O'odham Yellow-Meated watermelon

"I am planting this variety in 2014. Any tips for growing it in the valley? "
Jan 1, 2014
Ammar Asjad Raja replied to Cassandra's discussion Beekeeping
"There are so many associations providing beekeeping courses but try to not buy bees when you are beginner to this field. I suggest try first with nuclie. i have found  http://www.apiculture-pour-tous.com/?lang=en very informative…"
Sep 29, 2013
Cassandra replied to Cassandra's discussion Quick question...
"Thank you.  I'll check on the neighbors and see what they are planting this year, too."
Mar 14, 2013
Karis replied to Cassandra's discussion Quick question...
"the "crossing" of same species plants won't affect the current seasons fruit. Its an old wives tale. The only thing affected will be the seeds for saving and planting the following year."
Mar 13, 2013
Grace Marie Newton replied to Cassandra's discussion Quick question...
"Great question Cassandra, On another board someone said not to plant the melons next to the cucumbers because it will make your cucumbers taste like melons.  There was no definite answer to this so now I wonder if I should plant my vine…"
Mar 13, 2013
Rachel replied to Cassandra's discussion Quick question...
"Yes. Butternut is Curcurbita moschata, crookneck is C. pepo, watermelon is Citrullus lanatus/vulgaris. It will neither affect your fruit (because of what Paul has already stated) nor seeds if you are saving them. Though if you are planting other…"
Mar 13, 2013
Paul Ulici replied to Cassandra's discussion Quick question...
"well, are you planning to save seed? because otherwise,  it doesn't matter even if you have cross pollination. at least that's my understanding.  it doesn't affect the fruit,  only the seed"
Mar 13, 2013
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I have a small garden 4 x 8, maybe.  Can I plant watermelon, butternut squash and crooked yellow squash without cross pollination issues? See More
Mar 13, 2013
Becky replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"Yes, as long as they are fully feathered. It's better to adjust them to the colder night temps slowly, though so you might want a heat lamp at night for a few days or at least until it hits the 50's at night."
Mar 9, 2013
Cassandra replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"My chicks are now 6 weeks old.  Can I keep them outside in their own coop permanently without fear of them freezing?"
Mar 8, 2013
Becky replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"I use a big box, like water heater size, for 4-6 chicks.  I line the bottom with plastic and then fill with a few inches of shavings. I cover the whole thing with a screen to keep the dust down and place it by a window.   I put their water…"
Feb 15, 2013
Cassandra replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"Thank you, Karis. Permanent coop is ready to go along with two other older roomies.  Been down THIS road before and it usually takes a good month for the grouchy old hens to accept the young'uns."
Feb 15, 2013
Karis replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"It is always good to know that everything is normal! Hopefully you are working on completing the permanent coop for the ladies. they will be ready to be outside soon!"
Feb 15, 2013
Cassandra replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"Sounds like it is the norm to be cleaning their plastic bin on a daily basis, changing their food 2 x day and changing their water 2 x day.  I don't know what the norm is so it is good to receive feedback.  Great idea,…"
Feb 15, 2013
Karis replied to Cassandra's discussion Two week old chicks...
"its fine that they eat the little rocks...they need grit in their gizzards. In terms of them being stinky and requiring daily cleaning and twice daily water change, that is just what it is like to brood chicks. You are half way there...you can do…"
Feb 15, 2013

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At 7:11am on April 6, 2012, MaryMcP said…

If breaking it out between three people results in too small an amount each, I can wait for the next round.  No worries.

I'll be at 24th St and Indian School on Monday if that coincides with your schedule please let me know.  Thnanks much.  Mary

At 2:57pm on February 10, 2012, Vynnie McDaniels said…
Dare I say your expertise lies in adventure and action. Inspiring.
Send me your email and we'll stay connected. Enjoy!
-vynniethegardener@yahoo.com
(text:602.770.1613)
 
 
 

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